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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.360
State: 3/8

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:C. H. Dowdeswell, London. Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow; sold to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York in 1903 (stock no. a32263). Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York; Arthur H. Hahlo, 23 July 1919 ('GAB.EJ'). Probably H. Wunderlich & Co. (stock no. a83065). Albert H. Wiggin (1868-1951) ('H July 1919 GEJ'); given to Boston Public Library, MA., in 1941 [check date of acquisition]; Wiggin  


Paper size:137 x 208 mm  
Plate mark size:131 x 208 mm  
Note on size:The sheet has an uneven edge at the bottom; wide margin.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall tone (dark day)  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:very good, strong impression; quite strongly printed  


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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:62-77 mm from left; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394) ; pencil crossed triangle on verso (not identified)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 83065' on verso; '4358'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W82'; 'oo' (according to BPL); '17^15 W' (W written at an angle with last vertical crossed); 'W[HV?]xv (underlined)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.