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Annie Haden

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 49.46
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow; Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore, Naugatuck, CT, 1919; Parke-Bernet sale, no. 134. Given by William Emmerson to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1949.  


Paper size:361 x 223 mm  
Plate mark size:353 x 215 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:narrow margin, uneven edge on the left, outside image  
Medium:drypoint [etching?]  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight overall, pretty cleanly wiped  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A fine, rich impression with some burr on the carpet, curtain and hat, and on the darkest areas of the dress. The effect is grand and imposing; super, very lively [image on MFA website]  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1860.' ('6' reversed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly 'imp.' below left  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Rare proof' and butterfly on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The pencil butterflies date from 1888/1890s.  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); 'HM' (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.