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Drury Lane

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.38
State: 1/1

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, Washington, DC, memory of Mr and Mrs H. O. Havemeyer, 1942.  
Additional acq. no:B-2474  


Paper size:169 x 103 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 103 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; many light scratches, particularly at the top of the plate  
Print note:This impression is earlier than NGA 1943.3.8562; the heavy lines of the passageway ceiling are overinked  


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' (upside down and underlined) in graphite at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 18 to 35 mm from left; butterfly of 1885.1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'[from] HOH' at lower centre on the verso; HOH is presumably H.O. Havemeyer  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.