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The Steps, Amsterdam

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.365
State: 3/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Walter Steuben Carter (1824-1904). Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York; Arthur H. Hahlo, 23 July 1919 (BHEJ'); 'July 1919 CJUJ'; Alfred H. Wiggin (1868-1951); given to Boston Public Library, MA.  


Paper size:245 x 167 mm  
Plate mark size:242 x 167 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):thin wove tissue, possibly japan  
Note on the paper:tipped down; thin; not examined hinged on all four corners  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:fairly cleanly wiped, perhaps slight tone at bottom  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:good, quiet impression  


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 3' (per files) on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:Pencil butterfly dates from 1890s; 35-46mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The inscription on verso can not be checked  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp (H.H. Benedict, Lugt 2936)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.