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San Giorgio

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8533
State: 5/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10597  


Paper size:  
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:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with darker tone on the water and quay in the foreground and lighter tone above; light horizontal wiping on the water; light bands of picking at left  
Note on foul biting:as per 1942.15.18, but without the burnishing marks at upper left  
Print note:apart from the addition of the butterfly, Kennedy's description of states three and four are confusing and need to be rephrased  


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 63 to 84mm from left, height 8mm; butterfly of 1885/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:medium regular butterfly  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'C.16043' at lower centre on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K201iv' at lower left on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.