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Regent's Quadrant

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 62.58

Collection credit:Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. E. E. MacCrone. Anonymous bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1962.  


Paper size:168 x 120 mm  
Plate mark size:164 x 120 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:more pronounced in left foreground and column, more cleanly wiped elsewhere  
Note on foul biting:pitting throughout, heavier in balcony; finer regular pits on central carriage and columns etc behind (fabric marks?); mark at upper edge, possibly grip from instrument  
Print note:sweeping curved wipe marks in foreground  


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:30 mm from left; tab 4 x 11 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' in oval stamp (Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1342) on verso of tab in blue ink ; verso, black ink stamp 'HW' (Harris Whittemore, see Lugt 1342); 'Wb.' (underlined; possibly 'WL.', unidentified) on verso in pencil.  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others: 'Regent's Quadrant' verso, centre: 'WW', lower centre.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.