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The Garden

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8545
State: 15/15

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bought on 14 January 1928 by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10609  


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:the sheet was removed from a book; with ruled red-orange lines on the verso  
Watermarks:'IV' (large) countermark (Chicago watermark 193)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with traces of tone near the plate edges at top and sides and heavier tone over the water at the bottom with distinct vertical wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:acid drops at lower left; considerable light, granular foul biting on the bottom step at the right  
Print note:warm black ink  


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 55 to 72mm from left, height 5mm; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'c.11494' at lower right on verso; 'R 2730' (upside down) at lower left on verso.  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K210 viii' on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.