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The Turret Ship

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1990.25.1
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago. Given by Anita and Julius L. Zelman to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1990.  
Additional acq. no:46929  


Paper size:129 x 175 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 175 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial (too little to determine)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With light tone at left and bottom  
Note on foul biting:A few scattered flecks; a prominent vertical scratch runs down from the eighth ship form the left; very faint right-left diagonal scratches at the upper left corner  
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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 126 to 137 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CCC' trefoil stamp (C.C. Cunningham, not in Lugt); 'JLZ' (Julius L. Zelman, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 35448' a lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'142' (encircled) at lower right on the verso; Kennedy number and title at centre on the verso by Harold Wright  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.