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Palaces, Brussels

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8625
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 65627). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10689  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is ivory discoloured to buff  
Watermarks:Crowned GR countermark  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The only drypoint is the right-left diagonal shading around the standing figure under the lower left windows; this is present in Kennedy's illustration of this state.  


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:  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 27 to 37 mm from left; height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:tiny heart and crown or cross device in graphite at lower right on the verso; 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 65627' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:Kennedy number at lower left on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.