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Portrait of a man

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 63
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1949  
Image credit:  
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.  


Paper size:270 x 187 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:a broad spread of ink particularly at the right; printed with retroussage; inky fingerprints at lower edge of image  
Note on foul biting:tool mark at lower right; a number of prominent scratches at bottom are not visible in Kennedy's illustration  
Print note:a very fine impression with strong burr  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1860.'  
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' (Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl 1384a) stamps on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:'72 Mr Mann.' at lower centre on the recto; '25' (?) at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.