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Fruit Stall

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1939.2074
State: 20/21

Collection credit:The Harold R. Warner Bequest  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. Bequeathed by Harold R. Warner to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1939.  
Additional acq. no:14039 (R 6959 - old acq no)  


Paper size:130 x 144 mm  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:very fine laid or simulated laid? (paper has evidence of regular screen mold)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with light plate tone, somewhat darker on the water.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Fine vertical lines on the masonry are less visible than in the 4th state; check the dark shading in doorway with microscope for possible open bite or other tonal medium with cross-hatched shading. The brown ink colour has a slight reddish tone.  


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:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HST' stamp and 'H.S.T.' in graphite (H. S. Theobald, Lugt 1376)  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.