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Fruit Stall

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.5967
State: 4/21

Collection credit:The Charles Deering Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Charles Deering (1852-1927), Chicago; given by his heirs to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  
Additional acq. no:14022  


Paper size:235 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 150 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Hunting horn in shield  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with some plate tone, particularly on the water and bulkhead above it.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Are the prominent vertical and slightly diagonal plate scratches (possibly faint etched lines or drypoint?) an intentional means of shading the masonry below the stall and the wall above the awning - or remnants of another, earlier subject? (This is parallel to similar fine lines in the first state of Turkeys.)  


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:The pencil butterfly dates from 1886.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CD' circular stamp (Charles Deering, Lugt 516)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2074' at lower left verso; Kennedy number and state at lower centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.