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The Steps, Amsterdam

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Accession no: 30469
State: 4/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  


Paper size:242 x 166 mm  
Plate mark size:242 x 166 mm  
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:Light plate tone, narrow frame of slightly darker tone  
Note on foul biting:Foul biting at lower margin; fine pitting across figures and cobblestones  
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:on tab  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:32 mm from left, 2 x 10 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso upper right: brown seal of Hamburg with text 'KUNSTHALLE ZU HAMBURG' (Lugt 1233)  
Dealers' stock nos:'30469' on verso above collector's mark ; '962' on verso lower right; '1778' bottom right  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Steps Amsterdam' bottom centre; '14 gs' verso bottom right corner; '1778' and price in same hand  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.