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Old Battersea Bridge, No. 2

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1917.494
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 26896). Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1917.  
Additional acq. no:1757  


Paper size:129 x 177 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 177 mm  
Note on size:.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with some light, even plate tone, slightly more at the top of the plate, with some diagonal wiping visible at right.  
Note on foul biting:very little foul biting  
Print note:A clear impression, the ink is a dark brown.  


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:'Vienna' at lower right verso and 'ax' [or 'ex'?] at lower right verso (possibly by Whistler)  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:The pencil butterfly appears to date from 1887.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Circular stamp with Japanese letters (Bryan Lathrop, Lugt 2972)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 26896' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'6412' upside-down and underlined at centre verso; '1757' at lower left verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.