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National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8399
State: 4/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo ¬© National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10461  


Paper size:267 x 216 mm  
Plate mark size:116 x 79 mm  
Note on size:paper irregularly trimmed  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off white/ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chinese laid down on wove  
Note on the paper:chine coll√© on heavy wove, almost like card.  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pale overall plate tone  
Note on foul biting:around the figure, the plate signature and the publication line; directional markings over the shading to the left of the figure  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' (crossed 'l' instead of 't')  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.'?  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:This was said to read 'Whislter' but we should give him the benefit of the doubt!  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b-c)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.