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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

British Museum
Accession no: 1973-09-15-22
State: 2/8

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired from Whistler by W. C. Alexander; passed by family descent to his daughter, Rachel Alexander; sold by her executors with 19 other etchings for a total of £3165.0.0 to the British Museum, London, 1973 (Report of Gere, Keeper of the Print Room, 17 17 August 1973, Trustees Reports).  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50375  


Paper size:215 x 328 mm  
Plate mark size:131 x 207 mm  
Note on size:irregular edge  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' (pre-1800) laid, browned within image or layer of tone added  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:a little at the edges  
Note on foul biting:a few spots and marks at edges  
Print note:good strong impression, very sharp, (not rich), signs of burnishing vertically at left  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. - 1863.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'à Amsterdam - Tolhuis.'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Amsterdam -' on recto possibly in chalk or crayon  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:no  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'3 [?] gs.', '2', '5' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.