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The Pierrot

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.149
State: 6/8

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:232 x 159 mm  
Plate mark size:230 x 159 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, more at right edge and bottom  
Note on foul biting:a few dots  
Print note:quite softly rubbed within door and reflections  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:'2. Feb. 27.' pencil on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tiny butterfly of 1890s, 35-41mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:no  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'1189' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.