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The Two Doorways

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1954.52
State: 5/13

Collection credit:Gift of Stanley Field  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. A 54349). Given by Stanley Field to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1954.  
Additional acq. no:RX 1117  


Paper size:215 x 294 mm  
Plate mark size:203 x 292 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with some plate tone on the lower portion of the plate.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:In addition to dots of 'spit-bite' prominent in the water below curved building, tonal areas elsewhere exhibit both a regular pattern (Lalanne's 'mottled tint'?) and pattern of iregular dots (sandpaper ground?).  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1880/1881  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 54349' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:title and Kennedy number at lower centre verso; '41' at right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.