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The Velvet Dress (Mrs Leyland)

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.485
State: 3/7

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Watson Bradley Dickerman (1846-1923). H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 49003). Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), London. Fine Art Society, London; bought by Peter Lunder, 4 March 2004; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:006.2004  


Paper size:280 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:232 x 156 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japanese  
Note on the paper:very thin  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light residual tone around the edge  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:drypoint lines have burr visible.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 49003' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.91 Early trial proof from the Menpes Collection [MNO9]' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.