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Fanny Leyland

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 9193
State: 6 restored/6

Collection credit:The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Museums  
Provenance:Purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Limited, July 1976, £1,250 (V&A purchase grant fund, £625; P.P.F., £625).  


Paper size:200 x 131 mm  
Plate mark size:195 x 131 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, 'antique' laid paper, flecked with brown fibres; it is inlaid.  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a medium print tone that is darker in the foreground, grounding the figure (although simultaneously making her feet poetically dissolve into insubstantiality). It is wiped more cleanly above although there is some selective wiping over the dress.  
Note on foul biting:However, there is a slight pitting effect from damage to the plate.  
Print note:There are scratchy wipe lines and reticulation of ink in the foreground and a mottled effect throughout from wiping.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Fanny Leyland'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:On verso, at lower right, in pencil: butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'W.L.' (underlined) on verso, at lower right, in pencil  
Dealers' stock nos:'8552' on verso, at lower right; 'J7062' on backing paper .  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Fanny Leyland W.94' on verso, at lower edge; '93'; at lower left.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.