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Sketch after Cecil Lawson's "Swan and Iris"

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1987.41.71
State: 6/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Given by John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1987.  


Paper size:202 x 84 mm  
Plate mark size:135 x 82 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book, with sew holes at the top and discolouration at the right and bottom sheet edges  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with warm brown tone, lighter across the middleground an the lower part of the sky  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks, heavier near the leaves of the iris  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'05 / DK' on verso (possibly '08 / DK' ?)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.