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Old Battersea Bridge

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: M20013
State: 5/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Denman W. Ross (1852-1935), Cambridge, MA; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, September 1903.  


Paper size:290 x 444 mm  
Plate mark size:203 x 298 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:thick, but like japan, check  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:very dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very slight overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:a good impression in warm black ink with 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:butterfly 'imp' below left  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
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:MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.