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Petticoat Lane

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8589
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. Listed by E. G. Kennedy as Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York, 1910. 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-10653  


Paper size:98 x 133 mm  
Plate mark size:93 x 133 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper has much debris  
Watermarks:partial PRO PATRIA  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, even overall tone  
Note on foul biting:a small patch at upper left corner and scattered flecks  
Print note:This may be the impression of the first state illustrated by Kennedy: although the dot below and to right of the woman is not there is his reproduction; the tab and butterfly look the same.  


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 28 to 40 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Henry Studdy Theobald (Lugt 1376); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'MK 32568' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:Wedmore number at lower centre on the verso; '43' at lower right on the verso, both  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.