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Fruit Stall

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 015.2007
State: 3/21

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:C. W. Dowdeswell, London [per Kennedy]. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 35178). Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago., Jr. Artemis/Boerner, London and New York; Dr George S. van Houten, Netherlands; sale Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2007 (lot 50); Harris Schrank Fine Prints, New York; C. G. Boerner, New York, 2007; Peter and Paula Lunder; given to Colby College, 2007.  


Paper size:225 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:224 x 150 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid,  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:fragment of Strasbourg Lily over initials [EJF?] - see watermark on 025.2007 (K. 195vi)  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:considerable tone, especially in water (see Kennedy)  
Note on foul biting:some texture  
Print note:this impression reproduced in Kennedy; slightly uneven burnishing and cleaning of plate; effective wiping of rich tone in the water with some paper showing  


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:tab 31-49mm from left, pencil butterfly of 2885/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CC' (Cunningham, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 35178', 'B534' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'B. 534 / Mn'; '1st state' on verso (?)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.