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Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 010.2007
State: 1/1

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Dr. George S. van Houten, Netherlands; van Houten sale Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2007, lot 34; Peter and Paula Lunder; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, 2007.  


Paper size:81 x 187 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 187 mm  
Note on size:trimmed slightly within platemark at left and right edges  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone: light tone at left near Tower of London, and in lower right quadrant  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:traces of scratches at upper left and (faintly) at upper 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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Wh' [?] on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:72-59 mm from right, pencil butterfly of 1887/1889  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'4607 / 70' 'Z192' '16' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.