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Bridge, Amsterdam

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.9
State: 1/5

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Henry Gurdon Marquand (1819-1902); Marquand sale, American Art Association, New York, 23 January 1903 (lot 1501); bought by F. Keppel and Co, New York; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903 (Keppel receipt, 4 February 1903); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:166 x 239 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 238 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:top of Hunting horn in shield  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very little tone, some traces near the left and right plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; patches along the side and bottom plate edges, more at lower centre  
Print note:The lines of the 'telegraph frame' and some lines of the sky near it may be faintly etched or in drypoint.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:'1st State' (the st superscript and underlined) at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 47-57 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W 267 - From Marquand Collection' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.