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Speke Hall: The Avenue

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.1646
State: 11/14

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 65768). Theodore de Witt collection. Given by Seward Prosser to Albert H. Wiggin (1868-1951), Boston; Boston Public Library, MA, Christmas 1924.  


Paper size:315 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 149 mm  
Note on size:broad margin  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight tone overall, perhaps slightly darker in the sky  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:strong impression with burr; slight slippage in printing at the top?; some burr in figure  


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:  
Collector's mark:'AHW' bird stamp (A. H. Wiggin, Lugt 2820a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 65768' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W86i' , 'G 96', 'M 95', 'viii', '92' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.