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Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste'

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 53
State: 2/3

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1949  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Bought with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  
Additional acq. no:490007-14 Pennell Fund  


Paper size:329 x 243 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid japan  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This is the impression illustrated by Kennedy for the second state. A very fine impression with rich burr. There are noticeable areas of burnishing at the bottom, covering the tiny figures from an early drawing, and over the name of Lamont.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'LamonT' (a reversed), 'Lammont' (L reversed), 'momx? Z' (Z reversed, all letters unclear)  
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' stamp (Howard Mansfield, Lugt, 1342); 'HW' stamp (H.G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl., 1384a).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'562' at lower left on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.