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The Riva

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 56.386

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:Knoedler & Co., New York (stock no. 16302). William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:205 x 297 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 297 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:antique  
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:tiny dots  
Print note:Clear, light impression in warm black ink (looks brown on buff paper)  


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 on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Chosen proof' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:1888/1890 butterfly; tab 47-58mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'wpc jr' in graphite pencil on verso; 'RO' verso (not identified)  
Dealers' stock nos:'16302MK' verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'1038'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.