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The Forge

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Accession no: G5714

Collection credit:Fogg Art Museum, Gray Collection of Engravings Fund  
Image credit:  
Provenance:E. H. Gray?; acquired by the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA.  


Paper size:218 x 341 mm  
Plate mark size:193 x 317 mm  
Note on size:It has a margin.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:DE ERVEN DE BLAUW  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate burr; clean wiped at right, moderate tone at left  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The small blank area to right of smith's hat is noticeable; big printing 'hair' above forge  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1866.' ( 't' not crossed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso, in pencil, possibly a monogram, 'E.H.G.' where the E is rounded.  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'E.H.G' [Green leaf - Fogg staff]  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.