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Little Smithfield

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 061.2007
State: 1/1

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 46785). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. William Sloane Kinney; [Susan Schulman, NY]; Peter and Paula Lunder; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, 2007.  


Paper size:345 x 222 mm  
Plate mark size:135 x 97 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800)  
Watermarks:DE E[…]EN[…]BLAUW  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:fresh impression; lines seem darker than Kennedy reproduction - between houses etc., slight retroussage  


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:'1st Proof Whistler' underlined, on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' (Mansfield, L. 1342); 'HW' (Whittemore, L. 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 46785'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'L / z?' ; 'EHK [r8 underlined] ø'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.