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Sleeping Girl

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no.125
State: 2/4

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1952  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:John Caldwell (1882-1907), Pittsburgh, PA. Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT. Purchased with the Pennell Fund for the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:135 x 215 mm  
Plate mark size:135 x 215 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:light grey  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone, at the bottom; faint vertical bands of picking at centre  
Note on foul biting:tiny patches at upper left plate edge  
Print note:a very delicate impression with burr  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:butterfly  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1885/1886;tab 55-70 from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a); 'J.C' (in script) on verso (John Caldwell, Pittsburgh, PA, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others: 'K.125 II' at lower centre on the verso; '211' on tab verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.