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The Garden

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.27
State: 5/15

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Given by Mr and Mrs J. Watson Webb to the National Gallery of Art, memory of Mr and Mrs H. O. Havemeyer in 1942  
Additional acq. no:B-2463  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:slightly browned  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam with RK countermark  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light fairly even tone over most of the plate and heavy tone over the water, vertically wiped, and on the lowest step, at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:acid droplets at upper and lower left; many flecks and patches of foul biting; distinct slightly diagonal scratches at centre left (1) and right (4)  
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:'Whistler x' (upside down) at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 57 to 79mm from left, height 10mm; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.