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National Gallery of Australia
Accession no: 78.454
State: 4/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Royal Library Windsor. Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago. Acquired through Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA, by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1978.  
Additional acq. no:111807  


Paper size:214 x 341 mm  
Plate mark size:194 x 318 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight and trimmed, leaving a small border around platemark.  
Watermarks:Watermark, central, vertically: 'DE ERVEN D. BLAUW'  
Ink colour:  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler / 1861.' ( 't' not crossed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'VR' crowned, oval stamp (Royal Library, Windsor, Lugt 2535) on verso; 'CCC' trefoil stamp on verso in brown ink (C.C. Cunningham).  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 41584' on verso, at lower left.  
Misc inscriptions by others: 'DB#8' on recto, at lower left; 'L63' at lower right.  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.