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The Palaces

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1942.576
State: 5/6

Collection credit:Gift of Mrs Samuel Marx  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Given by Mrs Samuel Marx to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1942.  


Paper size:257 x 359 mm  
Plate mark size:252 x 359 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Printed with overall plate tone.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The pronounced tonal area with evidence of stopping out on the rightmost central palace has qualities of sugar/salt/sand ground or possibly lavis; the area above the leftmost doorway has a network of cracks (the result of crackled ground?) and the faint outline of a window, but these are less distinct than on 1952.545 and 1934.558; the plate signature may be the only use of drypoint; there are distinct scratches and/or burnishing marks and most corrosion near the top and bottom plate corners - which are clearly visible in other AIC impressions of Kennedy's II/III (1952.545 and 1934.558) - have been removed, some wear (and possible retouching?) is apparent in two dark, shaded doorways.  


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  
Note on the tab:  


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


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.