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The Doorway

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la photographie
Accession no: Rés EC 123 Folio 2
State: 10/20

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo courtesy of Bibliothèque nationale de France  
Provenance:Carl Sachs (1868-1943), Breslau/Wroc?aw; his sale (Leipzig, 6 November 1931, C. G. Boerner). Atherton Curtis (1863-1944), Paris; given in 1943 to the Cabinet des estampes, Bibliothèque nationale de France  
Additional acq. no:D.07374  


Paper size:305 x 205 mm  
Plate mark size:294 x 204 mm  
Note on size:paper size includes tab  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid Japanese?  
Note on the paper:some paper fibres cracked during printing, showing white  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pronounced and varied tone in water, not wiped, else solid even plate tone  
Note on foul biting:various degrees of granular tone used on arched frames  
Print note:  


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:on tab  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:37mm from left, 8 x 18 mm; pencil butterfly of 1881  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:recto red oval stamp 'B.N. EST' (Lugt 400) / lower right corner 'D.07374'  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.