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The Garden

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1889
State: 5/15

Collection credit:The Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 23861). Clarence L. Buckingham (1854-1913), Chicago; bequeathed to his sisters; passed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  
Additional acq. no:14361 (R 5750 - old acq no)  


Paper size:313 x 240 mm  
Plate mark size:303 x 240 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam, 'RK'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with plate tone, particularly strong in the water  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Accidental spots of open bite at the upper and lower left and tonal medium on the lower stairs (heavy), masonry to right of the watergate and to right of the leftmost window on the palazzo.  


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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 23861' (underlined) / 'amx-' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.