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National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.2
State: 6/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Given by Mr and Mrs J. Watson Webb to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in memory of Mr and Mrs H.O. Havemeyer, 1942.  
Additional acq. no:B-2438  


Paper size:218 x 296 mm  
Plate mark size:203 x 295 mm  
Note on size:with a narrow margin at top and thread margins at bottom and sides  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:heavy weight paper, fibrous  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With considerable tone, heavy at the top, heavier at the bottom, and wiped cleaner over the etched area but with the lines, themselves, heavily inked  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:A dramatic impression in cool black ink; paper, ink colour and signature characteristic of etchings printed in Venice  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
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:tab 62-85mm from left, height 10mm; butterfly of 1880/1881  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others: 'abstract' butterfly at lower left on the verso, not by Whistler  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.