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The Square House, Amsterdam

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 404
State: 5/7

Collection credit:Source unrecorded  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by W. H. Bustin, Jr 1910. Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Acquired by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:234 x 175 mm  
Plate mark size:230 x 175 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:many tiny paper inclusions (much debris)  
Medium:etching [and drypoint]  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:selectively wiped over water in foreground  
Note on foul biting:considerable along plate edges; scattered flecks  
Print note:A good, rich, imprssion with tone in the water.mostly etching; a few drypoint lines on windows and reflections in water, if any.  


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 at lower right verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Early State- / Chosen for Howard Mansfield' at lower right verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 42-53 mm 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.