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Old Battersea Bridge

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: M21275
State: 5/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Given by Mrs W. Scott Fitz, Boston, MA, to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Feburary 1910.  


Paper size:258 x 405 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 297 mm  
Note on size:Uneven edge at bottom; corners slightly abraded with some paper loss.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid paper, probably from a book  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:very dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:a good impression in warm black ink, with only a little burr  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.