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The Punt

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 85
State: 1/6

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1949  
Image credit:  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. 37253. John Caldwell (1882-1907), Pittsburgh, PA. Harris G. Whittemore, Naugatuck, CT (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT. Bought with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:206 x 266 mm  
Plate mark size:118 x 164 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove plate paper  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:Considerable graphite pencil shading added to the sky and to the braces and left side of the punt  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:flecks and patches on lower half of the plate  
Print note:Touched proof; a slipped impression  


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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:no  
Collector's mark:'HW' (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a); 'J. C' (in script) at lower centre on verso (John Caldwell, Pittsburgh, PA, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 37253' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.