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The Velvet Dress (Mrs Leyland)

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46774
State: 5/7

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bought by the University of Glasgow from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, May 1967.  


Paper size:302 x 208 mm  
Plate mark size:232 x 157 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:greyish ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:Unsized; very thin. Not as much dry point; it is dirtier; not proofing paper  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:yes, particularly on the right side  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Flecks, possibly from the metal of the burr; a deep scratch at the upper left corner; crossing out, trial marks on upper right side.  


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:'c.27179' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.105 IV The Velvet Dress (1873)'; in another hand, '(Mrs Leyland)' on verso; '4' (in a circle)', 'B', '11' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.