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Old Battersea Bridge

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Accession no: 30483
State: 7/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  


Paper size:205 x 294 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 294 mm  
Note on size:paper size includes tab  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:very fine laid lines, visible from verso only  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:distinct plate tone, vertically wiped and slightly darker in lower third  
Note on foul biting:fine pitting across signature  
Print note:greasy ink spots between right two pillars in sky; ink reticulation bottom left  


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:on tab  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:46 mm from left, 4 x 11 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso centre: brown seal of Hamburg with text 'KUNSTHALLE ZU HAMBURG' (Lugt 1233); pencil '30483'  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:verso bottom centre: 'Battersea Bridge'; in another hand lower left corner: 'Battersea Bridge'; lower centre: '3'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.