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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 2/8

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by New York Public Library S. P. Avery collection.  


Paper size:210 x 319 mm  
Plate mark size:131 x 207 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:a dot at bottom left ; three dots may be foul biting or mould  
Print note:fine crisp impression; first state is pure etching  


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:'Whistler -' and butterfly in pencil on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st state -' and '1.' possibly by Whistler, on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'with Haden' (note by S. P. Avery); '82 ¹' (1 underscored) at top left recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.