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Old Battersea Bridge

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1859
State: 3/7

Collection credit:The Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Clarence L. Buckingham (1854-1913), Chicago; bequeathed to his sisters; passed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  


Paper size:289 x 443 mm  
Plate mark size:204 x 297 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:thick, heavy fibrous paper  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:A little overall tone that makes the surface slightly glossy.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:[A good impression, solid, not flashy, printed with some retroussage, which gives a strong but slightly blurred effect to the image. The only apparent drypoint is the butterfly signature.  


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 'imp.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'2nd State only proof.' , lower right, in margin  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The pencil butterfly dates from 1879.  
Collector's mark:'C.B.' (C. L. Buckingham, Lugt 497)  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.