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Wool Carders

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 016.2007
State: 1/3

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891), London; sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892 (lot 285), bought by Robert Dunthorne, London, £8.0.0. Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York, 1910; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT. Christie's, New York, May 1995, lot 205; C. G. Boerner/Artemis; Dr George S. van Houten, Netherlands; van Houten sale Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2007 (lot 57); Peter and Paula Lunder; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, 2007.  


Paper size:287 x 230 mm  
Plate mark size:285 x 230 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800)  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:lots of tone at top and bottom, someat the left edge, uneven  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:impression probably one reproduced in Kennedy; uneven areas; blots at top; big butterfly  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:47-70mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blind stamp (J. H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921); (Whittemore, Lugt 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'HM / Wool Carders: W. 191 / [M pm?]'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.