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National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.529
State: 3/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; probably sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15836  


Paper size:225 x 307 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 224 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
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:only at the edges  
Print note:It has a rubbed or worn down look on the bridge and boats and on the right pole, but appears much stronger on the left. It looks rather crude with noticeable horizontal lines in the sky behind the boats. Perhaps it has been underbitten or underinked or wiped unevenly.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
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' blue stamp on verso (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); Harris G. Whittemore (Lugt 1384a, supplement)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'very early proof', '34' on recto; 'No 4558' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.