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New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 1/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:Given by Whistler to Ernest Delannoy. Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by the Lenox Library 1910; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:214 x 289 mm  
Plate mark size:102 x 127 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:at the edges  
Print note:good impression, strong; similar buff paper to Vauxhall Bridge  


Whistler's sign on plate:see Inscription  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'[D]ELIGHT 1861' on barge; 'The Works of James Whistler - Etchings and Dry Points, are / on View at E. Thomas' Publisher / 39. Old Bond Street'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler/ 1861.' on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper: 'A mon ami Ernest Delannoy' on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:'E. Dalannoy was an artist to whom Whistler had given his oil portrait - which I bought from Valentin 1871 -' written on recto by Avery. 'Milbank' on recto in unknown hand  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.