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The Velvet Dress (Mrs Leyland)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 40.3.1
State: 6/7

Collection credit:Gift of Harold K. Hochschild, 1940  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 25147). Given by Harold K. Hochschild to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940.  


Paper size:235 x 158 mm  
Plate mark size:310 x 208 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching (drypoint)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone, slightly more at right  
Note on foul biting:except mark at top corner and right edge, a few dots  
Print note:a beautiful impression, with heavy burr on head  


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:stamp of Metropolitan Museum visible through from verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 25147' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'6' or '16' (small) at bottom right on recto; '10' (small) on verso; 'The Velvet Dress - Mrs Leyland early proof very rare-'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.