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Court of the Monastery of St Augustine, Bourges

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1917.589
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1917.  
Additional acq. no:1782  


Paper size:133 x 219 mm  
Plate mark size:129 x 219 mm  
Note on size:the right edge has been cut slightly unevenly  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:Dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:extremely light overall tone, with slightly more at the right  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Very clear impression, with fine lines in the shadows of the doorway, looking as vivid as pen work.  


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 on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'(2.)' at lower left verso (possibly by Whistler) and '1st Proof -' at lower right verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1888/1889  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Circular stamp with Japanese letters (Bryan Lathrop, Lugt 2972)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'1782' at lower left recto; 'Court of the St Augustin (Monastery)' at lower left verso (the 't' in 'St' raised; possibly by Whistler); 'Bourges' at lower left verso; '137' at lower centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.