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Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Accession no: 2005.265

Collection credit:Fogg Art Museum, Gift of Patricia Cornwell  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Printed in March 1890, possibly sold to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York. Given by Patricia Cornwell to the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, 2005.  


Paper size:131 x 220 mm  
Plate mark size:131 x 220 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight overall tone, a shade darker lower left corner  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Crisp clean impression.  


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: butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'5. Mar. 6' and 'For Wunderlich' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:Small butterfly dates from c1890; 2mm height/51-61mm from right  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The inscription indicates the date and number of impressions printed, that is, the sixth impression pulled on 5 March or the fifth on 6 March, probably 1890.  
Collector's mark:Unidentified small pencil symbol or monogram, possibly an 'M', though it also looks a little like a butterfly, on verso (possibly a royal mark).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.