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The Palaces

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.403
State: 6/6

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin. Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, cat. 33, no. 180. R. E. Lewis, California, from whom purchased by Paul Walter, New York, 1967; sale Sotheby's, New York, 3 November. 2006, lot 53; Peter and Paula Lunder; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, 2007  
Additional acq. no:021.2006  


Paper size:253 x 360 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 360 mm  
Note on size:tab 2 mm high  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:dark cream, yellowish green, almost beige  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:Strasbourg lily, initials [LR?] below  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:dark roofs, little tone, some retroussage - paper tone predominant  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:very similar to K1870z07 in the Albertina  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 30-100 mm from right  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Ken Myers dates butterfly signature to 1880s [Schulman invoice]  
Collector's mark:(Otto Gerstenberg, Lugt 2785)  
Dealers' stock nos:'61222' ; other numbers effaced  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Palaces K.187 67.007'; 'K 187 iii' on old mat  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.