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Whistler with a hat

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.530
State: 2/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 9048). Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by W. V. Kellen, 1910. Given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15837  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:backed with white Asian(?) wove paper  
Watermarks:shell / 'LDFVT'  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of tone over the background shading  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:this is the impression reproduced by Kennedy for state one; it must have been mounted or was photographed to replicate a signature tab at that time  


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 imp. at lower left on the recto  
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:no  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 9048' at lower right on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.