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Speke Hall: The Avenue

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 2/14

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


Paper size:224 x 150 mm  
Plate mark size:347 x 225 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'DE ERVEN D BLAUW'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone  
Note on foul biting:some dots  
Print note:scratching and vertical burnishing visible; strong burr on figure and background, a light area at the door and in front of it.  


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:'Whistler - ' and butterfly in pencil below platemark  
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:pencil butterfly of 1875/1876  
Collector's mark:'S . P. AVERY COLLECTION' stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'with Mrs Leyland' in Avery's hand on recto; '86 Trial' top right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.