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Wych Street, London

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8493
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock nos. a 54951, 65715). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10556  


Paper size:212 x 137 mm  
Plate mark size:212 x 137 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:effective vertically wiped tone, quite deep tone at the bottom  
Note on foul biting: some flecks at the top and a few in the bottom half,  
Print note:  


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:'u / 9 / r' (?) on verso, possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:butterfly of 1887; tab 72-85mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'MM' or 'WW' (?) unidentified stamp on verso; 'LJR' stamp on verso (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b-c)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 54951' (crossed out) and 'a 65715' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'102' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.