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Whistler with the White Lock

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8505
State: 1 (re-issued)/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 72210). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10569  


Paper size:197 x 162 mm  
Plate mark size:117 x 80 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:light grey  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial crowned 'GR' with crossed branches in circle, countermark to Pro Patria / MVD (Chicago watermark 99)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:face and left shoulder wiped clean; light plate tone on upper 3/4 of plate and heavier tone on bottom quarter; pale remnant of X over face?  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:continue to think that the plate was lightly cancelled and that most impressions found are with that cancellation removed and facial features flat and indistinct compared to impression illustrated by Kennedy.  


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:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 72210' lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.