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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1851
State: 1/8

Collection credit:Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Clarence L. Buckingham (1854-1913), Chicago; acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  
Additional acq. no:R 5750  


Paper size:207 x 275 mm  
Plate mark size:133 x 210 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:Black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:four printing imperfections (or false biting?) in the left portion of the image: these do not appear in Kennedy's illustration of state I.  
Print note:Delicately inked (possibly under-inked).  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1863. / O Amsterdam - Tolhuis.-'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'à Amsterdam - Tolhuis'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper: 'Whistler' in graphite in margin, lower right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:' "Amsterdam" ' at lower left on the recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'C.B.' stamp (C. L. Buckingham, Lugt 497)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W82', '1st state', and 'very rare' in different hands at lower left on the recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.