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The Barrow - Quartier des Marolles, Brussels

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 357
State: 1/8

Collection credit:Pennell Fund  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 40175). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.:  


Paper size:130 x 176 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 176 mm  
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:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:tone near edges and at left and bottom; distinct curving horizontal wiping marks; some picking at lower right  
Note on foul biting:few scattered flecks  
Print note:This the impression of the first state illustrated by Kennedy  


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:butterfly at lower right verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'The Barrow. Quartier des Marolles. / Brussels. / 1st. State.' (with a '.' below the 'st') at lower right verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:at 53 to 63 mm; h 4 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342) and 'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a40175' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'No 4231a' at lower left verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.