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The Two Doorways

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1879
State: 13/13

Collection credit:The Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 22474). Clarence L. Buckingham (1854-1913), Chicago; bequeathed to his sisters; passed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  
Additional acq. no:R 5750  


Paper size:206 x 294 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 294 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:Dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with light plate tone and darker tone along plate edges  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:In addition to dots of 'spit bite' prominent in the water below curved building, tonal areas in other areas exhibit a regular pattern (Lalanne's 'mottled tint'?) and pattern of irregular dots (sandpaper ground?) as well as the addition of open bite/lavis? with stopping out on the darkest shading at right of the curved wall and doorway; State: ?  


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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly dates from the 1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'C.B.' (C. L. Buckingham, Lugt 497)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 22474' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.