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Hôtel Lallement, Bourges

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8637
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Roland Knoedler, 1889. John H. Wrenn (1841-1911). Knoedler & Co., New York (stock no. 32470). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10701  


Paper size:167 x 269 mm  
Plate mark size:164 x 269 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is greenish  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Traces of tone near the edges  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks and tiny droplets  
Print note:A fine, glowing impression. The only drypoint is the right-left diagonals at the top of the door  


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:'(No 15)' (the 'o' superscript) at lower left on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 50 to 61 mm from left; butterfly of 1888  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The pencil butterfly is a small, shaded 'trefoil'  
Collector's mark:'J.H.W.' rectangular stamp (John H. Wrenn, Lugt 1475); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'MK 32470' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'399' (upside down) and 'P(orD)FC(or S)', both at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.