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Old Putney Bridge

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Accession no: 35.1.32
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Bequest of John Barton Payne  
Image credit:Photo Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York ('a 63926'). Bequest of John Barton Payne to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1935.  


Paper size:294 x 406 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 296 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique', darkened within mount  
Watermarks:PRO PATRIA  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, looks brown  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:good impression, warm ink effect  


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.' recto  
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:butterfly of 1879  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 63926' , verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'0-9-9/ [illegible]' , verso. '80.176', recto and verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.