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Old Battersea Bridge

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:250 x 287 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 205 mm  
Note on size:uneven right and bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory, browned  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light even tone - looking brown overall  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Quite rich though muted by paper colour.  


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.' in pencil on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'.x. .x. 14.' on recto ' *..*14' on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.