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The Punt

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8452
State: 2/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Printed by Whistler at Day's print workshop, London; possibly given to the publisher. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10514  


Paper size:216 x 298 mm  
Plate mark size:121 x 165 mm  
Note on size:.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:heavy 'plate' paper  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and light patches, slightly stronger patch at lower left  
Print note:uneven pressure during printing resulted in a distinct platemark at the top and [grids?], but faint at the bottom, as are the lines of etching near that edge  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Only to show you mon cher that I have not forgotten - In a day or two, both these plates / will be ready - there is very little retouching to do -' and 'Do find my notation -' and 'This is a proof I pulled myself at Day's -  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:inscription continued: 'after their man Golding [sic] had pulled me a couple -' in pencil on recto  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b-c)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.85 I' (possibly by Harold Wright) on recto and '- msx -' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.