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The Little Forge, Liverpool

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46779
State: 5/16

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Vanderbilt Collection. Bought by the University of Glasgow at auction, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 15 May 1974, for £399.  


Paper size:332 x 182 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 149 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:posthorn in crowned shield  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:general plate tone, more tone in the dark areas at top right  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:burr  


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:butterfly 'imp.' (pencil; below platemark, left of centre, where tab normally is)  
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:Pencil butterfly of ca 1886.  
Collector's mark:round blindstamp at bottom left of platemark, illegible  
Dealers' stock nos:'A.66605' on verso, bottom centre  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.W.' in pen (brown ink) bottom right upside down two lines of Latin: 'formationis memoria quomodo celebratur in [via epistola indita Fpg reformationis spertant...?] / p. 407 / p. 807 / & 243' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.