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Windows opposite Hotel, Bourges

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8638
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. 27499). Knoedler & Co., New York (stock no. MK 32575). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10702  


Paper size:103 x 66 mm  
Plate mark size:100 x 66 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial Strasbourg Lily  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Pale overall tone, mottled at left due to dust or lint on the plate.  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks; small patches near the platemark at lower right; two scratches at lower left.  
Print note:This appears to be pure etching, but the series of left-right diagonals at upper left of the dormer window may be drypoint; the long, curving scratch below the lower window at left and the faint horizontal scratch above it do not appear to be on the impression illustrated by Kennedy (note that these are accidental, not intentional).  


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  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tabt 17 to 26 mm from left; butterfly of 1888/1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The butterfly signature on the tab is smudged  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 27499' (erased) at lower left on verso; 'MK 32575' at lower centre on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Hotel / (erased) / Brussels' at lower centre on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.