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The Bridge, Santa Marta

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1924.651
State: 7/9

Collection credit:From the Ethel Wrenn Bequest  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Royal Collection, Windsor; sold to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1906; sold to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1906 (stock no. 42023); sold to Obach & Co., London, 1906. John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911), Chicago; bequeathed to his family, 1911; bequeathed by Ethel Wrenn, Chicago, to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection, 1924.  
Additional acq. no:14348  


Paper size:307 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:297 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with light plate tone, slightly heavier at lower right.  
Note on foul biting:Intentional areas of tone (including open bite) in the upper and lower left corners of the plate.  
Print note:A number of scratches are visible in the water under the bridge;  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (strong)  
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:Pencil butterfly dates from 1880/1881.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:crown device on verso ; 'VR' crowned, oval stamp (Royal Library, Windsor, Lugt 2535); 'J.H.W.' rectangular stamp (John H. Wrenn, Lugt 1475)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'*', and 'W.171' at lower left verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.