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Old Putney Bridge

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903, American)

Etching in black ink on laid paper, printed with plate tone

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Old Putney Bridge

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Old Putney Bridge

Description


 

Date: 1879
Medium: Etching in black ink on laid paper, printed with plate tone
Dimensions: Plate: 197 x 292 mm.  7 3/4 x 11 3/8 in. Sheet: 307 x 402 mm. 12 1/8 x 15 7/8 in.
Reference: Kennedy 178, fourth state of four; Glasgow 185, seventh state of seven, an early impression as described by Margaret MacDonald
Signature: Signed in pencil with a very large butterfly, bordering on a self-portrait, and "imp." lower left; signed in the plate with a butterfly lower center
Watermark: Pro Patria Arms of Amsterdam
Provenance: C. W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York; Private collection, U.S.A
Impression: Extremely fine and rich impression in black ink showing all detail and variations of tone; extraordinarily detailed and rich
Condition: In an excellent state of preservation, with very wide margins all around