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The Steps, Amsterdam

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Accession no: 1954/1.403
State: 4/5

Collection credit:Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker  
Image credit:Photo © The University of Michigan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Sir John C. F. S. Day (1826-1908; Lugt 526), London; probably sold at auction, Christie's, London, 17-18 May 1909; Obach & Co., London; Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936), Detroit, MI; bequeathed to the University of Michigan Art Museum, MI, 1954.  


Paper size:244 x 165 mm  
Plate mark size:242 x 165 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 plate tone on the water in the foreground  
Note on foul biting:Patches at lower left and right corners  
Print note:  


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 'imp'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JCFD' stamp (Sir John Day, Lugt 526)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.