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New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 1/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:According to Wedmore, owned by Charles Drouet the sculptor; Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York, by 1870s; listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by the Lenox Library, 1910 (Lenox Library became part of New York Public Library, 1911).  


Paper size:244 x 169 mm  
Plate mark size:119 x 80 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove plate paper  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This was printed under great pressure but is very faint-- either lightly etched or lightly inked. Extremely faint lines at lower right of skirt indicate that it once had been longer in back  


Whistler's sign on plate:'J.W'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler.' butterfly pencil of 1873/4 below platemark  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st. state - ' pencil below platemark 'with the legs' below platemark, possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' stamp on recto; 'spa' verso in pencil (Avery)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'15'- ' (1 underscored) at top left above with the light pencil below the platemark  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.