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The Steps, Amsterdam

Private collection
Accession no: -
State: 5/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Harris Schrank Fine Prints, New York, 2006; sold to C. G. Boerner, New York, 2007; bought by the present owner, 2007.  


Paper size:239 x 164 mm  
Plate mark size:243 x 164 mm  
Note on size:slightly ragged edges  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:thin  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light overall tone, more in water  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:fine impression with soft rubbed down shadows  


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 -' and '3. March. 7.' on verso (March is not clear)  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tiny pencil butterfly of ca 1890, tab 35-45 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The date on the verso implies that this was the third impression printed on 7 March 1890.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project, owner's records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.