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Speke Hall: The Avenue

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 96
State: 2/14

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1949  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Joshua H. Hutchison; sold at auction, Christies, London, 3 March 1892; probably bought by Deprez and Gutekunst. Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York, 1910; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919; sold at auction, Whittemore sale; purchased with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 1 March 1949.  


Paper size:294 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some residual tone  
Note on foul biting:some flecks  
Print note:Printed with obvious burr.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1870 -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Speke Hall -'  
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:'JHH' blind stamp (J.H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921); 'HM' stamp (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342), 'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.