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Fanny Leyland

British Museum
Accession no: 1973-09-15-25
State: 4/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired from Whistler by W. C. Alexander; passed by family descent to his daughter, Rachel Alexander; sold by her executors with 19 other etchings for a total of £3165.0.0 to the British Museum, London, 1973 (Report of Gere, Keeper of the Print Room, 17 17 August 1973, Trustees Reports).  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA50427  


Paper size:307 x 208 mm  
Plate mark size:195 x 132 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:pale buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:widely spaces chain lines, quite a firm paper, with a few fibres, some dark and wide, some narrow and light.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, slightly uneven tone, with a little more down the right, providing a soft tecture over the dress and round her figure; the area round her feet looks clean wiped.  
Note on foul biting:only at the top right corner.  
Print note:There is a slight burr on the butterfly, her hair and ruffles; the uneven tone detracts from the total effect.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Fanny Leyland' (faint)  
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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:'10-' on recto below right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.