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Annie Haden

National Gallery of Australia
Accession no: 80.4023
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Knoedler & Co., New York. Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Emma Regina Martin (ca 1877-1965). Acquired through Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA, by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1980.  
Additional acq. no:108517  


Paper size:432 x 318 mm  
Plate mark size:349 x 214 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Medium weight, 'antique' laid paper, with deckle edge.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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' on recto, at lower left  
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:NGA website: 'From the pencilled monogram of Whistler's butterfly, one could make the assumption that this print was not signed in pencil until after 1882, because the butterfly has been drawn curved with no vertical lines appearing in its wings. Whistler used this style of butterfly after 1882.'  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp in black ink at upper right on verso (H. H. Benedict); 'CCC' trefoil stamp on verso in brown ink (C.C. Cunningham).  
Dealers' stock nos:'mk 30657' on recto, at lower left.  
Misc inscriptions by others:'186' on recto, at lower right, in pen and ink (in old hand); on verso, at upper right, in ink: '186'.  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.