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The Scotch Widow

New York Public Library
Accession no: MEZAP
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © New York Public Library  
Provenance:Samuel Putnam Avery (1822-1904), New York; acquired by the New York Public Library, S. P. Avery Collection.  


Paper size:319 x 219 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 101 mm  
Note on size:slightly rough edges  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, with more at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:soft 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:'The Scotch widow -' on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Whistler' and butterfly by Whistler, also '1.' and '75' possibly by Whistler, on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1875/6  
Collector's mark:'S. P. AVERY / COLLECTION' (Lugt 41) stamp on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Wedmore 118' at lower left recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.