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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

Baltimore Museum of Art
Accession no: 1996.48.11657
State: 7/8

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © The Baltimore Museum of Art  
Provenance:George A. Lucas (1824-1909), Paris; acquired by the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, 1996.  


Paper size:203/212 x 295 mm  
Plate mark size:133 x 209 mm  
Note on size:Bottom ragged. The top edge is uneven, and the sheet was probably taken from a ledger.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' (pre 1800) laid paper  
Watermarks:yes (illegible)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, slightly more at the bottom.  
Note on foul biting:flecks overall, particularly at bottom left and top right.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1863.' and butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'à Amsterdam - Tolhuis'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly 'imp' in pencil under platemark  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'To George Lucas -' under platemark  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly dates from 1880/1881  
Collector's mark:'M.I. LUCAS COLLECTION' stamp on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'82' on recto; 'Etat - sky scratched'; '29' encircled, in various hands on verso; '4th state with monogram' on recto; 'o-oo' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.