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St James's Park

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8573
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 38656?). Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Knoedler & Co., New York. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10637  


Paper size:68 x 99 mm  
Plate mark size:65 x 99 mm  
Note on size:slightly uneven trimming  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is almost grey  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light tone over the lower half of the image  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This is the impression illustrated by Kennedy; the only drypoint appears to be the left-right diagonals along the horizon line at centre  


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:tab 16 to 26 mm from left; faint small butterfly  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The pencil butterfly signature is smudged and faint  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp (H.H. Benedict, Lugt 2936); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 3865(?)6' and 'MK 32563' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'152' (crossed out) at lower left on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.