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The Pierrot

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.406
State: 6/8

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Probably printed on 25 February 1890. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 20495). W. M. Brady & Co, New York. Bought by Peter Lunder, 26 November 2001; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:002.2002  


Paper size:231 x 160 mm  
Plate mark size:231 x 160 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'PRO PATRIA'  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very little tone, mostly at the right edge.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:rubbed, soft effect in door and water  


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 - 25 - ' on verso (very small)  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 37-49 from left, pencil butterfly of 1889/1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Whistler's inscription probably means it is the second impression printed on 25 February, and probably in 1890.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 20495' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'141' on verso / 'K407 IV'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.