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Under Old Battersea Bridge

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 1/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Note on size:very rough on right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory darkened to buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light even overall tone, bare at bottom left corner  
Note on foul biting:Tiny specks  
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:butterfly in pencil on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Under Old Battersea bridge -' on recto; '1879?' and '5.' possibly by Whistler on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1876/1878 at left  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Mr Avery and Mr Menpes have impressions of this dry point" / Wedmore - in first proof of cat 1888 but afterwards omitted' written on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.