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Old Putney Bridge

British Museum
Accession no: 1959-11-14-4
State: 2/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:C. Walter Dowdeswell, London. Dora Kate Jackson; bequeathed to the British Museum, London, 1959.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50517  


Paper size:300 x 404 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 296 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
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:Even tone overall  
Note on foul biting:A lot of dots, particularly at bottom and texture  
Print note:Burr on the butterfly; murky, dirty looking surface, scratch at bottom right and right edge  


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 'Imp.'  
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:big pencil butterfly of 1879  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others: '7' in circle on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.