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Chelsea Bridge and Church

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 57.235
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:S. H. Nazeby Harrington (b. 1862), Birkenhead, UK. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 53991). William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:175 x 223 mm  
Plate mark size:101 x 67 mm  
Note on size:rough edges right and bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note: good impression with very rich burr, possibly plus retrousage, or damp paper  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
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:butterfly of 1886/1887, a bit stilted  
Collector's mark:'wpc jr' recto; 'HNH' round stamp in black on verso and small black stamp on recto at lower left corner of image; in red on recto at lower right of paper (S. H. Nazeby Harrington, Lugt 1337, 1348 or 1349)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 53991'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'#80' verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.