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Old Putney Bridge

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.301
State: 1/7

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Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 7257). Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by H. L. Quick, 1910. Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT. Arthur H. Hahlo, New York, 13 February 1919 ('AGEG.EJ'); 'July 1919 AHEJ'; acquired by Albert H. Wiggin (1868-1951), Boston for Boston Public Library, MA.  


Paper size:285 x 408 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 298 mm  
Note on size:wide margin  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:a very child-like pencil butterfly, not by Whistler  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); unidenfitied mark, obscured; 'AHW' bird stamp (A. H. Wiggin, Lugt 2820a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 7257 - 1850' '7603' , on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Old Putney Bridge, 145 / 174'; '6 / 6 / - '; 'E/ael65'; ' imp' butterfly [sic] below right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.