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Gretchen at Heidelberg

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.523
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Probably sold by Wunderlich & Co., New York, to Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York, before 1885 (stock no. 6344); sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919; his sale at Parke, January 1949; probably acquired by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, and given by him to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15830  


Paper size:268 x 210 mm  
Plate mark size:250 x 157 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:green/grey  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone, with slightly more at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:at edges, particularly at right and bottom left, texture at right on the table  
Print note:The paper gives it a brown look but it is dark, very clear, soft on the flesh.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' ('s' reversed) at top left  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly [1878]  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a) both stamps on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 6344' on verso; '2120' at bottom left recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'E' written at the bottom to right of the image  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.