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The Hoop (Gray's Inn)

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.292
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock nos. a 5086, 25249). 'July 1919 CHE'; acquired by Alfred H. Wiggin (1868-1951); given to Boston Public Library, MA.  


Paper size:179 x 129 mm  
Plate mark size:176 x 129 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:fragment: top of crown on top of which sits an orb and cross  
Ink colour:very dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:sensitive wiping of light tone at the bottom; moderate at bottom and left edge  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good impression.  


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:tiny butterfly; 28-38mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 5086' and 'a 25249', on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'nm -'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.