Collection Online
The artist drawing from the model
etching and drypoint
23.2 × 18.2 cm irreg. (sheet, trimmed to platemark)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 192; Hind 231 ii/ii; White & Boon 192 ii/ii; NHD 176 ii/iv
2nd of 4 states
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1923
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display


Watermark Form
Countermark JB
Early European papers were made with a watermark and a secondary mark known as a countermark. Each mark is traditionally sewn in the centre of each half of the paper mould. Papermakers would often design watermarks and countermarks to represent their own monogram or personal symbol to distinguish their paper. Initials are commonly used as countermarks and can signify the papermakers name, the name of the paper mill, a place name, or a patrons name.
Watermark and variant description
Countermark JB - variant JB.a. The initials JB, single-wired. Ornamental and italic.
Closely related watermark references
Heawood 395 Arms of amsterdam countermark (1663), 2087 Foolscap with seven pointed collar countermark (ND).
Chain Line Interval
26-28 mm
Laid Line Frequency
10 per cm
Placement and spacing of wires
19 x [29] x 3
Wire Side
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