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The Traghetto, No. 2

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 56.389

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance: William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:319 x 431 mm  
Plate mark size:305 x 303 mm  
Note on size:slightly rough edges  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:soiled and darkened  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, a bit uneven  
Note on foul biting:areas of graininess and spots at top edge and lower right corner  
Print note:very strong impression in shadows and crisp on men (comparatively); possibly a proof  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly 'imp' below platemark  
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:'wpc jr' recto  
Dealers' stock nos:'c8897' recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K191 II-III The Traghetto, No2' written by H. Wright; '10.10.0' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.