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The Little Velvet Dress

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1933.774.17

Collection credit:Gift of Walter S. Brewster  
Image credit:The Art Institute of Chicago. Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago.  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879. Set acquired by Walter M. Hill, Chicago; Walter S. Brewster (1872-1954), Chicago; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1933.  

 

Paper size:382 x 236 mm  
Plate mark size:164 x 120 mm  
Note on size:Sight measurement of paper; the impression is bound  
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:  
Note on foul biting:spot of foul biting probably caused by corrosion or acid droplet (although the print is a pure drypoint)  
Print note:  

 

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:  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:"The Little Velvet Dress / K106 M106 Gr96 W92" on recto in lower margin in Brewster's hand.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K1060310  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.