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The Palaces

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 41.1.196
State: 5/6

Collection credit:Gift of Felix M. Warburg and his family, 1941  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Probably acquired from Messrs Dowdeswell by Henry Studdy Theobald (b. 1847). Given by Felix M. Warburg and his family to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1941.  


Paper size:279 x 371 mm  
Plate mark size:252 x 356 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine light weight paper  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone  
Note on foul biting:foul biting and burnishing obvious  
Print note:There is a a curious light area above the gondola in the centre.  


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:'HST' blind stamp at lower left recto (Theobald, Lugt 1376); 'F.M.W.' stamp on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'No 173' on verso  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.