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The Little Velvet Dress

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 7787
State: 1/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi's by Walker Art Gallery, January 1972, £400 (V&A purchase grant fund, £220).  


Paper size:278 x 202 mm  
Plate mark size:164 x 119 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:light weight  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:There is a light-medium print tone that is more pronounced at the lower left, creating shadows behind the figure.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The ink is greyish black in colour. There are very soft delicate effects from the burr.  


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:On recto, below platemark, in pencil: 'Whistler 1st' (underlined)  
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.37705' (Colnaghi's) on recto, at lower right, below platemark.  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.106' on recto, at lower right, below platemark.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.