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The Dam Wood

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8477
State: 2/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10540  


Paper size:255 x 186 mm  
Plate mark size:174 x 110 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, more at bottom and right  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There are a lot of dotted lines: a line of dashes halfway up the right, which looks as if the needle has been tripping over the surface, is blurred upwards, as are lines to the lower left of the trees and lines at the bottom. It looks as if in inking the ink was pulled up at right, and down at the bottom.  


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:'LJR' stamp on verso (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b-c)  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 762 / 122 - / 1' on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:ten lines of old writing in greek and latin on verso; '5' encircled, '12' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.