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Old Putney Bridge

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.176
State: 4/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:300 x 450 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 296 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With uneven tone on the water and sky  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Kennedy did not illustrate an impression of the second state, and it is not clear if his written description corresponds to this impression; see the State Description below, with notes based on a comparison to Kennedy's reproduction of the third state.  


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:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'145 Putney Bridge Before the vertical lines in the butterfly- / From Thomas Way, June, 1905' ('Putney Bridge' underlined) written at lower right on the recto by C.L. Freer, erased.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.