Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


The Desk

National Gallery of Australia
Accession no: 80.4029

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance: Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago. Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935). Acquired through Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA, by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1980.  
Additional acq. no:108529  


Paper size:264 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:214 x 138 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight, cream, 'antique' laid paper.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:On recto, at lower right, in pencil: butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:On recto, at lower right, 'The desk'.  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CCC' trefoil stamp in brown ink (C.C. Cunningham, not in Lugt); 'O.G' under female figure (Otto Gerstenberg, Lugt 2785) stamp in brown ink, both on verso.  
Dealers' stock nos:'1389/SW' on verso, at lower right  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K133 ii/iv' on verso, at lower left; at lower right, '1980.4029'.  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.