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Chelsea Embankment

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1987.41.72
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 50080).Given by John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1987.  


Paper size:135 x 222 mm  
Plate mark size:44 x 136 mm  
Note on size:rough edge at right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:darkened at the top  
Watermarks:partial, horned crown  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, heavier at left and right  
Note on foul biting:very few scattered flecks; traces of vertical scratches  
Print note:Printed at an angle on the sheet of paper, probably not printed by Whistler  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 50080' and 'R10446' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Sketch on the Embankment' and '4'? (crossed out) at lower right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.