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Speke Hall: The Avenue

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1987.41.68
State: 5/14

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Sold by Whistler to the Royal Collection, Windsor, 1877, for £4.4.0 (GUL NB4, pp. 2, 4, 8); sold to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1906; sold to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1906 (stock no. 41981); sold to Obach & Co., London, 1906. Given by John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1987.  


Paper size:419 x 309 mm  
Plate mark size:225 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:pale residual tone; printed with retroussage  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and tiny droplets  
Print note:this is the third state impression illustrated by Kennedy  


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:no  
Collector's mark:'VR' crowned, oval stamp (Royal Library, Windsor, Lugt 2535)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.86'; Arrow pointing downward and underlined, at lower left on the recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.