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The Smithy

National Gallery of Australia
Accession no: 78.499

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago. Acquired through Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA, by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1978.  
Additional acq. no:111897  


Paper size:182 x 226 mm  
Plate mark size:176 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight 'antique' laid paper with an undecipherable circular manufacturer's drystamp at the lower left centre.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:with burnishing  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CCC' trefoil stamp, on verso, at upper left, in brown ink (C.C. Cunningham).  
Dealers' stock nos:'C 34647' on verso, at lower right  
Misc inscriptions by others:'k240' on verso, at lower left; at lower centre: 'The Smithy‚Ķ149'; at lower right, '1978.499'; '103' (encircled) at lower right  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.