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Gates, City, London

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 283
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1952  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:John Caldwell (1882-1907), Pittsburgh, PA. Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT. Bought with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:132 x 96 mm  
Plate mark size:132 x 96 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine laid paper  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:residual  
Note on foul biting:dots  
Print note:flecks and light changes of line; traces of earlier or expanded subject, including tower, foliage, etc.  


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:pencil butterfly of 1887; tab 18-28 from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'J.C' in script (John Caldwell, Pittsburgh, PA, not in Lugt); 'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl.1383a) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'19710' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Gates City (London)' at lower centre verso; 'K.283' at centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.