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Old Battersea Bridge

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1953.215
State: 5/7

Collection credit:Gift of Thomas E. Donnelley  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Given by Thomas E. Donnelley to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1953.  
Additional acq. no:RX 960  


Paper size:206 x 293 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 293 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory altered to light brown  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid/wove?  
Note on the paper:darkened to light reddish brown; the paper is either laid or wove with simulated laid lines; see paper of 1934.539 and 1934.560, San Biagio (K.197)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light plate tone, giving the print a dark brown effect.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Very faint drypoint lines of the first butterfly signature and shading on the house to left of the sail remain.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:The pencil butterfly appears to date from the 1890s.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Donnelly / K.177' and 'III/IV' at lower left verso; '247' (encircled) at lower centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.