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Old Putney Bridge

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la photographie
Accession no: Rés EC 123 Folio 2
State: 7/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo courtesy of Bibliothèque nationale de France  
Provenance:Possibly H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a48127, but stock book missing). Atherton Curtis (1863-1944), Paris (no. 4920); given in 1943 to the Cabinet des estampes, Bibliothèque nationale de France  
Additional acq. no:D.07374  


Paper size:259/262 x 387 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 298 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:slightly discoloured  
Watermarks:big, elaborate, not identifiable watermark  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even solid plate tone  
Note on foul biting:loose pitting in lower quarter, near people on bridge, some foul biting lower right corner  
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:butterfly 'imp.' lower right corner  
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:pencil butterfly of 1879/1881, a bit stiff  
Collector's mark:recto red oval stamp 'B.N. EST' (Lugt 400) / stamp lower right corner 'D.07374'  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 48127' on verso lower left corner  
Misc inscriptions by others:'A.C.4920' on recto in lower right corner.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.