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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8457
State: 3/8

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10519  


Paper size:205 x 278 mm  
Plate mark size:133 x 209 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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:light tone on the water; slightly heavier tone near the plate edges and at the upper and lower corners  
Note on foul biting:very small dark spots below the second ship in the left background and at lower centre; fainter spots in the water at lower left  
Print note:dark spots of foul biting do not appear on Kennedy reproduction of state 1  


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:butterfly on recto  
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:pencil butterfly of 1890s  
Collector's mark:pentagon stamp (Albert W. Scholle, Lugt 2923a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a c 7446' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'4' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.