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Little Putney Bridge

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 21.65

Collection credit:City of Detroit Purchase.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bought by the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1921.  


Paper size:178 x 307 mm  
Plate mark size:132 x 207 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Royal coat of arms, circle split into four, containing 3 fleur de lys; 4 lions (1 rampant and 3 couchant; harp), lettering around crown on top (HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE) (digital photo)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:More pronounced towards edges, more cleanly wiped at centre  
Note on foul biting:Foul biting towards edges and corners; light pitting around church and bridge  
Print note:Mottled effect in foreground and sky from wiping  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'A 9616v.' on verso, lower left  
Misc inscriptions by others:'25', 'EX' on recto, lower right; 'EX' on verso lower right:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.