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Murano - Glass Furnace

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 217
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1952  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
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. Purchased with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:179 x 235 mm  
Plate mark size:159 x 232 mm  
Note on size:rough, uneven edge at the top, trimmed close to platmark at left  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the sheet was removed from a book, with sewing holes along left sheet edge  
Medium:[etching] and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:horizontally wiped tone; stray ink mark at lower left  
Note on foul biting:some dots; scratches or tool mark at upper centre  
Print note:light reddish brown ink  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
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' stamp (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342), 'HW' (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'8' (encircled) on verso; 'K214' (crossed out); K217' and '218?' at lower centre verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.