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Price's Candle Factory

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8487
State: 6/13

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow; H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 37288). Albert W. Scholle (d. 1910), New York. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10550  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light, even overall tone, darker over the back end of the barge and oarsman; disturbed by dust in the ink at upper left of centre  
Note on foul biting:very few pits and scratches  
Print note:This is between Kennedy's second and third states  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 60 to 79 mm from left; height 6 mm; butterfly of 1885/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The butterfly signature is unusually wide and loose--okay?  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); pentagon stamp (Albert W. Scholle, Lugt 2923a); 'LJR' (Lessing J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 37288' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'E/E/-' (in script); illegible inscription on the back of the tab  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.