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The Music Room

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Accession no: 2005.283

Collection credit:Fogg Art Museum, Gift of Patricia Cornwell  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Robert Rice (b. 1925). Given by Patricia Cornwell to the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, 2005.  


Paper size:233 x 358 mm  
Plate mark size:144 x 215 mm  
Note on size:The sheet has a broad margin, and uneven edges  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:shield with curlicue initials?  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Heavier tone at right.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Rich, dark and dramatic impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly in pencil below impression  
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:  
Collector's mark:verso, one a circle in brown with monogram 'RR', (Rice)the first R reversed; the second a purple square with angular design, possibly incorporating 'S .V. S'; unidentified not in L (Lugt 2368b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'18436', '3' and '440' on recto; verso, '9280' or 'J 280' or 'I 280'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'RX', 'M31' , 'K33II', ' 3', '440', '23x16' on recto; '9280' (black ink) 'WHIS !%!'; 'DTIMARHH'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.