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The Velvet Dress (Mrs Leyland)

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8464
State: 5?/7

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Sir John Day (1826-1908), London. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York. Theodore de Witt (according to an inscription on the mat.) Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10526  


Paper size:301 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:232 x 160 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:the sheet was removed from a book; with sewing holes at left sheet edge  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of tone near the plate corners  
Note on foul biting:a few little pits and a stray line at upper left  
Print note:  


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:no  
Collector's mark:'Sir John Day' (Lugt 526); 'Theodore de Witt' according to an inscription on the mat (no coll mark); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a …' (erased number on verso)  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.91' at lower left on the recto; 'The Velvet Dress' at centre on the recto; 'No. 3' at lower centre on the verso; '(C)94' at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.