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The Dam Wood

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 1/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:306 x 205 mm  
Plate mark size:175 x 112 mm  
Note on size:irregular at bottom and right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone  
Note on foul biting:some spots, mostly at the edges, particularly at the bottom, blips and splash of acid across the middle  
Print note:a lot of burr.  


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:'Whistler' and butterfly in pencil on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'near Speke -' on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1876/1878  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' rectangular stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'120' top left on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.