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The Dam Wood

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Accession no: 1954/1.359
State: 2/4

Collection credit:Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker  
Image credit:Photo © The University of Michigan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Possibly C.W. Dowdeswell, London. Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891), London. Royal Collection, Windsor; sold to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1906; H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1906 (stock no. 41991); sold to Obach & Co., 1906; Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936), Detroit, MI; bequeathed to the University of Michigan Art Museum, MI, 1954.  


Paper size:180 x 111 mm  
Plate mark size:175 x 111 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper: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:traces of tone over the top branches and near the plate edges  
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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:butterfly of 1888/1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blind stamp (J.H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921); 'VR' crowned, oval stamp (Royal Library, Windsor, Lugt 2535) ; stylized device (this may be a version of Walter Dowdeswell's mark; see Lugt 799)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.