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Steamboats off the Tower

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 3/4

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:227 x 346 mm  
Plate mark size:154 x 224 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:beehive and scroll  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:a little light tone, barer at left and right  
Note on foul biting:a very few dots  
Print note:a soft and rich effecr  


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:butterfly on right; 'Whistler' left on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'From the Custom House - Thames -' on recto; and '75' at left, possibly by Whistler  
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:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.