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The Beach, Hastings

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by the Lenox Library, 1910 (Lenox Library became part of New York Public Library, 1911).  


Paper size:205 x 318 mm  
Plate mark size:158 x 233 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:yes, initials  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Soft effect with ink spreading both sides of the burr, possibly retroussage or printed on wet paper.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1873.' on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1873/1876; '1873' possibly meant to read 1875  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Hastings-' (this may have been written originally by Whistler but strengthened by another); 'His mother there at the time' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.