Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


Grand'Place, Brussels

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 62.54
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. E. E. MacCrone. Anonymous bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1962.  


Paper size:224 x 142 mm  
Plate mark size:221 x 142 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:crowned 'GR' countermark to FI PRO PATRIA (see Spin1998, nos 83-97) (digital photo)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:more pronounced in foreground and edges; wiped more cleanly elsewhere, although small areas of tone highlighting features of building  
Note on foul biting:pitting throughout  
Print note:vertical wipe marks evident in foreground  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'SALLE DE VENTE DEN[?]' (sign on right of building)  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly on verso, pencil, lower right corner  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Ex.' on verso, at lower right corner  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:29 mm from left; tab 3 x 11 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp in blue ink on verso of tab (Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1342). 'HW', black ink stamp on verso, centre, (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.