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Custom House

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8484
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919). H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 38971). Knoedler & Co., New York (stock no. mk 16290). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10547  


Paper size:195 x 332 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 188 mm  
Note on size:uneven edges  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
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:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:there are diagonal scratches \\\ on the houses at right.  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
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:pencil butterfly is rather strange, not by Whistler  
Collector's mark:'J.A.W.' in pencil on verso (J.A. Weir); 'LJR' stamp on verso (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b-c)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 38971' crossed out on recto; 'mk 16290' on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:An old six line inscription in pen on verso (it is at right angles to the bottom edge, and cut off at the edge); butterfly 'ip' in unknown hand below platemark  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.