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The Bridge, Santa Marta

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8537

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock nos. a 28913, 81317). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10601  


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:slightly browned  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light plate tone, slightly darker at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:patches at upper left and right across the bottom of the plate  
Print note:  


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 36 to 51mm from left, height 6mm; butterfly of 1885/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:most stock numbers and prices are partly erased  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 28913' at lower left, 'a 81317' and '44338' at lower centre all on verso; '9770' at upper right recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The Bridge / very scarce' at lower right on the verso; '145.' at lower left and '£9' at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.