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Old Battersea Bridge

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.397
State: 4/7

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 42493). Albert W. Scholle (d. 1910), New York. Emma Regina Martin (ca 1877-1965). Robert Rice. C. G. Boerner, New York; bought by Peter Lunder, 11 October 2001; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:014.2002  


Paper size:290 x 375 mm  
Plate mark size:204 x 296 mm  
Note on size:margin  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc): laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:Pro patria with Garden of Holland with initials 'LVG'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone; gritty marks [foul biting?] in sky  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good solid impression  


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:elaborate shaded butterfly 'imp.' on recto under image at right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st state - 2nd proof -' on recto under image  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1879  
Collector's mark:pentagon stamp (A.W. Scholle, Lugt 2923a); 'R' red (Rice); 'ERM' (E. R. Martin, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 42493'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Battersea / LIC / Ø / HSTUJM81 / D7MSB [TM?] K' ; 'Hox 2x'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.