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Westminster Bridge in Progress

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.495
State: 1/1

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Possibly Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. Fisher Howe, Boston and New York. Samuel Josefowitz; Fine Art Society, London; bought by Peter Lunder, 8 July 2004; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:041.2004  


Paper size:303 ca x 410 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 352 mm  
Note on size:height of paper approximately because folded over at hinge  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:'PRO PATRIA'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:nearly clean wiped  
Note on foul biting:at the bottom edge  
Print note:Very good impression with fine detail  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler / 1861'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler -' and butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Westminster Bridge (building)'  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'FH' stamp (Howe, L.1011);' SJ' stamp in black (Josefowitz)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.