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The Doorway

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.6
State: 14/20

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Given by Mr and Mrs J. Watson Webb to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, memory of Mr and Mrs H. O. Havemeyer, 1942.  
Additional acq. no:B-2442  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:WW countermark  
Medium:etching, drypoint and roulette  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with overall tone, graduated to be darker at the top, over the interior and on the water in the foreground  
Note on foul biting:with foul biting and/or lavis over the arches and grillwork  
Print note:a good impression in warm brown ink, with effective wiping particularly of the reflections  


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:butterfly (upside down) at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Ex' at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 52-68mm from left; height 8mm, butterfly of ca 1887  


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


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.