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Passages de l'Opéra

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 57.267
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 43129). William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:129 x 214 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 214 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique'  
Watermarks:crown over letters  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:overall tone, more at edges left top and right  
Note on foul biting:dots, and marks at lower left  
Print note:a printer's crease at lower left corner  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'PASSAGES DE L'OPERA' and 'VINS & LIQUERS' [sic]  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'2' possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 40-50mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HHB' (H. H. Benedict) stamp; 'wpc jr' in graphite pencil on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 43129', 'no7283'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'axx'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.