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The Steps, Amsterdam

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 403
State: 4/5

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1952  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:According to Kennedy (1910), owned by Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:245 x 168 mm  
Plate mark size:241 x 166 mm  
Note on size:narrow margin at left  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the sheet was removed from a book, with discolouration along top and left sheet edges  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With tone along and near edges, some in the water  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks and patches  
Print note:This is the impression of the second state illustrated by Kennedy  


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:'Chosen for / Howard Mansfield' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 33-44mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342) and 'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.