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The Square House, Amsterdam

Kupferstich-Kabinett der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Accession no: A 1902-3
State: 5/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photo: Herbert Boswank  
Provenance:Sold by Whistler to the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden in 1901 on occasion of the International Art Exhibition.  


Paper size:231 x 175/176 mm  
Plate mark size:231 x 177 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:soft  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:mostly vertical brushstrokes of grey and black wash/ink in lower 1/3, also some work in very thin lines around the central group of figures  
Print tone:clean print, some tone in lower 1/8  
Note on foul biting:frame of fine pitting around the print; light granular tone where the clothes line is fixed on the wall at right; very fine scattered pitting around figures  
Print note:  


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  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:46 mm from left, 2 x 8 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.