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The Bridge, Santa Marta

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8538
State: 1/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919). Charles B. Eddy (1872-1951). Knoedler & Co., New York. Bought on 15 March 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10602  


Paper size:300 x 204 mm  
Plate mark size:292 x 201 mm  
Note on size:with very narrow margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian wove  
Note on the paper:heavy 'Japan'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of tone near the plate edges and corners  
Note on foul biting:patches at upper left and right across the bottom of the plate  
Print note:this appears to be pure etching, except for the butterfly signature; apparently the impression of the first state reproduced by Kennedy  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'J. Alden Weir' (not in Lugt); 'Charles B. Eddy' (according to NGA mount); see Lugt 499); 'Lessing Julius Rosenwald' (Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'MK16004' (crossed out) and 'MK 25183' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Weir' at lower left on the verso; '27' at centre on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.