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The Little Forge, Liverpool

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 1/16

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


Paper size:319 x 217 mm  
Plate mark size:224 x 148 mm  
Note on size:rough at right and bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Basel crozier  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:heavily touched with crayon on the ceiling, walls and other shaded areas  
Print tone:light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:very interesting, very rough grainy changes  


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 on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st proof -' and 'The little forge - / Liverpool -' on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of ca 1875  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'75' below signature in unknown hand, '201' at top right recto; 'Wedmore 115' at lower right recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.