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Old Putney Bridge

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8513
State: 7/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bought on 14 January 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10577  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with tone on the sky and water in the foreground; with pronounced horizontal wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:With the signs of wear (on the figure group and butterfly signature on the foreground and trees in the background) noted by Kennedy in the fourth 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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 72 to 89mm from left; height 4mm; butterfly of 1884/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'C 15937' and 'K.158 iv' at lower centre right on verso by Harold Wright; '(DD853)' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'6.6.0 Putney Bridge' at lower left on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.