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Old Battersea Bridge

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1934.597
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; passed to his wife; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1934.  
Additional acq. no:R 533  


Paper size:206 x 293 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 293 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:laid? or wove with simulated laid lines? see remarks for 1953.215  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Printed with light plate tone, carefully wiped, and darker along the bottom of the plate.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There is a fairly prominent left-to-right diagonal scratch in the plate beween the central span of the bridge at right and beneath the right section of the span; drypoint shading on the houses is very faint.  


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 dates from 1889/1890s.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.