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Old Putney Bridge

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 35.1195
State: 7/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Mrs Henry Lee Higginson, Sr., Boston; bequeathed to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, July 1935.  


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):antiquelaid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:partial, '4' over double ^ (possiblyStrasbourg Lily); none dpb  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A restrained print, and delicate drypoint lines with little burr  


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:pencil butterfly of 1886/1887; tab 60-71 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.