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Islands: Evening

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.1671
State: 1/4

Collection credit:The Forsyth Bequest  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Acquired from the estate of Robert Forsyth by the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  
Additional acq. no:E38399 (R 3432 - old acq no)  


Paper size:136 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 202 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:cream paper has almost discoloured to tan  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Strong, soft burr on many of the lines.  


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:'1st. proof.', on tab  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.' and '1st. proof.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1880/1881  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The tab appears to have been cut later as it was cut over the top of the '1st proof' portion of the inscription and there is a narrow margin at the top  
Collector's mark:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.