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Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 67.152
State: 6/6

Collection credit:Museum Associates Purchase Fund  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:Acquired by Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1967.  


Paper size:243 x 367 mm  
Plate mark size:192 x 315 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:pale tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:thin tissue  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:tone overall  
Note on foul biting:some dots and flecks overall  
Print note:(remains of drypoint burr, blobs and some very dark burr on lines  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1861.' ( 't' not crossed)  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'p412' and '5413' recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.