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Drury Lane

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 023.2007
State: 1/1

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Tracy Dows (1871-1937). Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York. Kennedy Galleries, New York (stock no. a 656823). Dr George S. van Houten, Netherlands; sale Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2007, lot 60; Peter and Paula Lunder; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, 2007.  


Paper size:168 x 103 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 103 mm  
Note on size:tab: 5mm high  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:dark 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:overall brown tone, heavier left edge and bottom  
Note on foul biting:  
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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:23-36 mm from left; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:DOWS (Lugt 2427)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 656823'; 'c 14127'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'IIII' [circled]; 'WO' [Keppel code]  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.