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The Two Ships

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.5950
State: 5/5

Collection credit:The Charles Deering Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:C. W. Dowdeswell, London (1832-1915), London. Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. Charles Deering (1852-1927), Chicago; given by his heirs to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  


Paper size:338 x 234 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 133 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There appear to be some areas of drypoint shading.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:'HST' (Henry Studdy Theobald, Lugt 1376), C. W. Dowdeswell (Lugt 690) and 'CD' (Charles Deering, Lugt 516)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'R 14987' at lower left recto; 'No 3' just below platemark at lower left recto; 'W221 in black ink at lower left verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.