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The Little Putney

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.1745
State: 3/3

Collection credit:The Forsyth Bequest  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Acquired from the estate of Robert Forsyth by the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  
Additional acq. no:R 3432  


Paper size:181 x 260 mm  
Plate mark size:124 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Lion over bow  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:Dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone: light overall plate tone  
Note on foul biting:most foul biting visible in II/III has been removed  
Print note:The only drypoint appears to be the butterfly plate signature.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'The Little Putney'  
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:According to Kennedy the title in the plate was not added by Whistler  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'A741' at lower left recto; 'Ex' at lower right verso (possibly by Whistler)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.