Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


Passages de l'Opéra

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.154
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 44243). Frederick Keppel & Co., New York. Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:130 x 216 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 216 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:darkened  
Watermarks:'GR' and crown  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:a few dots  
Print note:Slightly spoiled by condition, looks brown  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'PASSAGES DE L'OPER[A]' and 'VINS & LIQUERS' [sic] 'SALE'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'L / V' in pencil on verso, not identified  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 44243' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'OW.Ø' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.