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The Cock and the Pump

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8603
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Knoedler & Co., New York ('MK 30678'). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10667  


Paper size:223 x 141 mm  
Plate mark size:220 x 141 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book; with soiled upper edge on the verso, and right edge on recto  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some light tone near the edges  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks, heavier over the figures at centre and lower left; picking at lower left corner  
Print note:Fine lines near the roofline at upper right and to the lower right of the group of children look like drypoint but seem unrelated to the image; perhaps they are partly scraped out earlier work?  


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 32 to 44 mm from left.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'MK 30678' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.