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Sketches on the Coast Survey Plate

19th century
140 x 256 mm (5.5 x 10.1 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and roulette printed in brown ink on Asian laid paper
State: Only state
Print impression quality: Fair; unevenly wiped with plate tone throughout except for upper and lower left
Marks: Unsigned
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: J.C. Platt; John Caldwell (inscribed in ink on attached card, formerly with mat: "To my friend John Caldwell / With my best wishes / J C Platt")
Bibliography: Kennedy 1 i/i.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.290

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  • sketches - Use for rough or summary art works; less finished than studies. Though sketches are often in the drawing medium, the term "drawings" in general implies more finished works than does "sketches." [April 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor moved. February 1991 related terms added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 140 x 256 mm (5.5 x 10.1 in.)

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