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Old Battersea Bridge

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Accession no: 2005.288

Collection credit:Fogg Art Museum, Gift of Patricia Cornwell  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Given by Patricia Cornwell (b. 1956), Miami, FL to the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, 2005.  


Paper size:199 x 295 mm  
Plate mark size:199 x 295 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:D / N or D / Lz ??  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Slight overall tone, with some effective wiping; there is more tone at bottom left, as if to balance the butterfly at right.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The newly etched butterfly is very crisp. The impression is quite good, if restrained.  


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:Pencil butterfly 1888/1890s; height 4mm; 46-57mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 6934' and 's.M2053' or '42053' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'////' and '3ยบ' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.