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Atelier de Bijouterie

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Accession no: M21513
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Fogg Art Museum, Alvin Whitley Fund  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore, Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Acquired by the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA.  


Paper size:129 x 218 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 216 mm  
Note on size:close to trimmed to platemark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:clean wiped  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good strong impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:signboard above arch: '[…] IE G. [?]AAG Sr / [BOUT]IQUE DE BIJOUTE[RIE] / […] SUR EN MED[…]E[…]ROIX D[…] OLI'; immediately above lower window: 'ATELIER DE BIJOUTERIE'; signboard at right: 'SAGET / AVENUE (?) / MEROFAGES (?) […] / […] EUIE S BRIES? […] POISSONS'; on street sign: '[…] / 9 (?)'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:Pencil butterfly in another hand; 3mm height; 35-44mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The pencil butterfly does not appear to be by Whistler.  
Collector's mark:'HM' (Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1342) faint blue stamp; a circular stamp, 'HM' stamp (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342) and 'HW' (Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:70.081  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.