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The Fleet: Monitors

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 017.2007
State: 1/2

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin. Paul McCarron, New York. Dr George S. Van Houten, Netherlands; van Houten sale, Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2007; Peter and Paula Lunder; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, 2007.  


Paper size:141 x 222 mm  
Plate mark size:141 x 222 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:indecipherable fragment: 'C' [?]  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:overall tone, slightly more toward left edge, lower right corner  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:'o' possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:59-72mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:(Otto Gerstenberg, Lugt 2785)  
Dealers' stock nos:'I #45939 / 61236'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K 318'; 'W239 / 42 / 5'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.