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Speke Hall: The Avenue

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 11/14

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:226 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:336 x 200-211 mm  
Note on size:rough edges left and bottom (widest at the bottom), probably from a book, at left edge  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:yes, not clear  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone  
Note on foul biting:a few smudges, dots and flecks, particuarly at the bottom right corner  
Print note:some burr on the figure, delicate detail in door  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' (faint) and butterfly (faint)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1870. / Speke Hall.' (faint)  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly  
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:large pencil butterfly of 1878/1879  
Collector's mark:'S . P. AVERY COLLECTION' stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'86 /2' (2 underscored); 'Speke Hall' at lower centre recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.