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Speke Hall: The Avenue

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1930
State: 11/14

Collection credit:Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:C. W. Dowdeswell, London (1832-1915), London. Clarence L. Buckingham (1854-1913), Chicago; acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  
Additional acq. no:R 5750  


Paper size:318 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:C & I Honig  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:Dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:The foul biting is more pronounced than in early states.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' (faint) and butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1870. / 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:Signed with butterfly in plate, lower left, in image and 'Whistler 1870. / Speke Hall.' in plate, lower right  
Collector's mark:'C.B.' stamp (C. L. Buckingham, Lugt 497). C. W. Dowdeswell (v. Lugt 690)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Speke Hall' at upper centre verso and lower left verso (the latter erased)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.