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Old Battersea Bridge

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.396
State: 1/7

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bought by Peter Lunder, 8 July 2004; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:049.2004  


Paper size:278 x 380 mm  
Plate mark size:203 x 294 mm  
Note on size:broad margin  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:very thin  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:Pencil additions at base of two bridge piers at right  
Print tone:Plate casually wiped, intend only in etched areas, leaving tone loosely around  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Only the bridge was inked, and that rather little, so it looks pale and muddy, and there are bare areas at the top right and below the bridge.  


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  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Trial rub - / cheap! - Aug 3. 1879 -' bottom right recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'165' on verso, large numbers  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.