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Clothes-Exchange, Houndsditch, No. 1

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 287
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1937  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Sir John C. F. S. Day (1826-1908; Lugt 526), London. Bought with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:157 x 237 mm  
Plate mark size:157 x 237 mm  
Note on size:trimmed within platemark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:paper colour is ivory or off-white discoloured to buff  
Watermarks:partial PRO PATRIA  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even overall  
Note on foul biting:a few scattered flecks  
Print note:drypoint=fine additions to shading within and on window and wall above warehouse and fine shading on dogs in foreground; this is not the impression illustrated by Kennedy, although very similar.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:signboard above packing station: 'PHILP & Co. / PACKER'  
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:at 44 to 53 mm; h 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Sir John Day (Lugt 526); 'ERJP' in circle (E. R. & J.Pennell, Lugt suppl. 874a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2584' at upper right verso; '15' in a circle at upper centre verso; 'B7097-350.' at lower centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.