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Railway Arch, American Square

National Gallery of Australia
Accession no: 78.438

Collection credit:  
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. Emma Regina Martin (ca 1877-1965). 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:111775  


Paper size:74 x 162 mm  
Plate mark size:70 x 162 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight, cream, 'antique' laid paper.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:  
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:On verso, in pencil, butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'first state' on verso (see Lugt 1342).  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' in pencil on verso, at lower right, and 'HM' in blue ink, partial stamp on verso of tab (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' stamp, in black ink (H.G. Whittemore, Lugt 1342).  
Dealers' stock nos:'225246 / ol-' on verso, at lower left  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K268' on verso, at lower left; inscribed at the lower right,: '1978.438'.  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.