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Old Putney Bridge

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 59.815
State: 7/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 21505). Francis Bullard (1862-1913), Boston. Private collection; anonymous gift at the request of Ellen Bullard to Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  


Paper size:205 x 295 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 295 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate tone overall  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The impression appears rather pale and worn.  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1890s; tab 63-75 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'FB' stamp (F. Bullard, Lugt 982); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 21505' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:I / J V  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.