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The Little Velvet Dress

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:213 x 164 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 120 mm  
Note on size:a bit uneven, indents of book at righ  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:browned, 'antique'  
Watermarks:partial, feathered spikes  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, grey overall  
Note on foul biting:one or two fox spots in image  
Print note: delicate impression with rich 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:butterfly in pencil on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'The little Velvet dress -' and '73 -' on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Inscription in pencil, possibly by Whistler but in formal, unjoined script  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.