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The Wine Shop, Amboise

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 370
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1952  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 19701). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:178 x 127 mm  
Plate mark size:176 x 127 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:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale tone at left and heavier tone at bottom; with distinct curving horizontal wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:few scattered flecks  
Print note:drypoint=fine left-right diagonals among shading at upper left of passageway; this is the impression illustrated by Kennedy  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'FILS COUVREUR.'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly at lower right on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st Proof pulled' (the 'st' superscript with a '.' underneath) at lower right verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 33-41mm from left  


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).  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 19701' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'#156' at lower left verso; 'The Wine Shop' at lower centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.