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Little Putney Bridge

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 59.82
State: 4/5

Collection credit:Gift of John S. Newberry.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Given by John S. Newberry to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1959.  


Paper size:179 x 307 mm  
Plate mark size:132 x 207 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:crowned 'GR' countermark to FI PRO PATRIA (see Spin1998, nos 83-97) (digital photo)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Darker at edges and corners, wiped fairly clean in centre  
Note on foul biting:Acid mark on furthest away central bridge pier and vegetation behind  
Print note:Mottled effect, possibly from wiping, particularly in the foreground, also in the sky  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (faint)  
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 96161' on verso, lower left corner  
Misc inscriptions by others:'EX' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.