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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 41.1.198
State: 8/9

Collection credit:Gift of Felix M. Warburg and his family, 1941  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Possibly acquired from Whistler by Henry Studdy Theobald (b. 1847). Given by Felix M. Warburg and his family to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1941.  


Paper size:176 x 227 mm  
Plate mark size:154 x 225(?) mm  
Note on size:Possibly not trimmed by Whistler, being trimmed to 1/16 in. outside the plate mark, according to the MMA  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:grey  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:very dirty  
Medium:etching and drypoint?  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light tone.  
Note on foul biting:Dots and flecks.  
Print note:An interesting, grey impression, burr on sails.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly  
Note on the tab:butterfly of 1878 on large tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:butterfly of 1878/1879, rather big, possibly not by Whistler  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.