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The Little Velvet Dress

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49942

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879. Dr Frederick Mulder, London; sold to the University of Glasgow, February 1972.  

 

Paper size:375 x 252 mm  
Plate mark size:165 x 120 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:Van Gelder in script  
Medium:drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:yes, particularly in the lower left corner  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The drypoint has lost it's velvety burr; cancelled; some stipple lines on shoulder and hips from physical effort of gouging lines in metal; flecks (possibly from metal curls from burr?).  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (faint)  
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:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The Little Velvet Dress. K 106', 'W92' on verso  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K1060303  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.