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Old Putney Bridge

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.79
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:205 x 298 mm  
Plate mark size:200 x 298 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine, light weight 'antique' laid  
Watermarks:partial, possibly top of Strasbourg Lily  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, slightly more at bottom  
Note on foul biting:some flecks  
Print note:Good light impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (faint)  
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:butterfly 'imp'  
Note on the tab:tab 56-73 from left; pencil butterfly of 1889/90s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'PO' (?) on verso in pencil  
Dealers' stock nos:'1101' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.