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The Silk Dress

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.539
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Harris G. Whittemore, according to E.G. Kennedy (1910). Owned by 1909 by Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York, according to Mansfield (1909). Given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15846  


Paper size:282 x 206 mm  
Plate mark size:206 x 130 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the sheet was removed from a book with a fragment of an old brown ink inscription at lower right sheet edge (recto)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with uneven tone - darker from upper left to lower right and lighter on either side  
Note on foul biting:a few tiny pits  
Print note:this is the second state impression illustrated by Kennedy  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:(Harris G. Whittemore', Lugt 1384a); 'HHB' in pencil (Henry Harper Benedict, Lugt 1298)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.