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Price's Candle Factory

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 154
State: 11/13

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1949  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891), London; possibly sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892 (possibly lot 205), bought by Frederick Keppel & Co., £2.5.0. Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919; bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:245 x 337 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:many small inclusions (much debris)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall; irregular patches of picking  
Note on foul biting:a few flecks and scratches  
Print note:This is the impression of the fourth state illustrated by Kennedy; note that the second, smaller butterfly signature may have been added for the reproduction?  


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:small butterfly 'imp.'at lower left near platemark; large shaded butterfly 'imp' at lower left  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'5' at lower right on the recto; '5.' at lower right on the verso (second possibly inscribed by Whistler)  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blind stamp (Hutchinson, Lugt 2921), 'HM' stamp (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342) and 'HW' (Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:Title and Wedmore number at lower centre on the verso; [stylized device] in graphite at centre right verso, this may be Walter Dowdeswell's mark (see Lugt 799); 'Prices Candle Factory W.127' at lower centre verso; 'Hh xv' (the Hh not clear; the xv underlined and superscript) at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.