Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


The Riva

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Accession no: M12103
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Fogg Art Museum, Gift of Edwin de T. Bechtel  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Robert Hartshorne (d. ca 1945). Given by Edwin de Turck Bechtel to the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA.  


Paper size:200 x 298 mm  
Plate mark size:200 x 298 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slightest overall tone, with darker 'bordering'  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:An uneven impression: areas of the print, such as the nets and wall at left, appear quite faint, although it is sharper on the big sails.  


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 on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:Pencil butterfly from 1888/1890s; 5mm height, 45-57mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The butterfly on the recto is rather awkwardly drawn; that on the verso is small and appears to date from 1888/1890s.  
Collector's mark:'RH' circular stamp on verso (Robert Hartshorne, Lugt 2215b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 266' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Riva #1', 'W', 'LS-'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.