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The Steps, Amsterdam

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 57.253
State: 4/5

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:Albert W. Scholle (d. 1910), New York. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. 38559). William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:244 x 166 mm  
Plate mark size:240 x 166 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:at lower corners  
Print note:shadows slightly softened, clear delicate impression of reflections, lovely detail  


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:'2 Feb 23/90' on verso, probably by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 35-46mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:pentagon stamp (A.B. Scholle, Lugt 2923a) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 38559' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'nach' (?) verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.