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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 7/8

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


Paper size:208 x 334 mm  
Plate mark size:132 x 208 mm  
Note on size:slightly uneven right and bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:dots and flecks a lot in sky and water and in the corner at left  
Print note:burr on the butterfly, softening of line with burr and foxing  


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:no  
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:  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'82 ²' (2 underscored) at top left  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.