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The Steamboat, Venice

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.261
State: 1/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Listed by E. G. Kennedy in 1910 as having been owned by Obach & Co. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 42251). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; probably sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15856  


Paper size:367 x 234 mm  
Plate mark size:265 x 185 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Clasped hands in shield, surmounted by helmet (?)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale, even overall tone  
Note on foul biting:at centre left; scraper marks in the sky  
Print note:  


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' (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' stamp (H.G.Whittemore, Lugt 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 42251' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'first proof' by an unknown hand at lower right ; 'B 12' by an unknown hand at lower left; '12' (encircled) at centre on the verso; 'L / < / C' at lower centre on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.