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Old Battersea Bridge

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.78
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:204 x 297 mm  
Plate mark size:200 x 297 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' (pre 1800) laid paper, probably darkened  
Watermarks:posthorn over '4'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Even, warm tan tone, more at bottom.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Looks effective, as if in a fog!  


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 on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'specially chosen' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:45-57 from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:1888 plate and 1890s pencil butterfly on tabs 1890s on verso  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'1112' and '30' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Chelsea [deleted] / Battersea Bridge 6 -' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.