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Fleur-de-lys Passage

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.5982
State: 2/4

Collection credit:The Charles Deering Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Charles Deering (1852-1927), Chicago; given by his heirs to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  
Additional acq. no:14886  


Paper size:186 x 82 mm  
Plate mark size:184 x 81 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
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 some plate tone, particularly at the bottom of the plate  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'ENTRANCE / TO THE / EX[H]IBITION. / CLOTHES / EXCHANGE'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly with inscription at lower right verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Fleur de Lis Passage. Houndsditch' at lower right verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CD' circular stamp (Charles Deering, Lugt 516)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.