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National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.534
State: 2/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York. Given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15841  


Paper size:188 x 251 mm  
Plate mark size:101 x 125 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:slight flecking on the paper from rags and fibres  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light overall tone, more in the sky and at left;  
Note on foul biting:only at the bottom right corner  
Print note:A good impression, rich drypoint  


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: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:'SH' in pencil below platemark on recto (F.S. Haden); 'H.M' in pencil on verso and 'HM' purple stamp on verso (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Seymour Haden / from J Whistler' at bottom right recto;  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.