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Speke Shore

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8476
State: 5/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Colnaghi's, London (stock no. c 7495).Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10539  


Paper size:208-212 x 332 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 227 mm  
Note on size:very uneven and rough at the bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, soft, with a few flecks and dots  
Note on foul biting:two dots at bottom right, a few in the sky  
Print note:soft burr, and soft tone coming from heavy shading (maybe the paper was wetter than usual)  


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: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:'HHB' stamp (H. H. Benedict, Lugt 2936), and 'LJR' (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b-c) stamps on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 7495' on verso; 'DH / 15 / - 4684' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.