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Wych Street, London

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1947
State: 1/2

Collection credit:The Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. Clarence L. Buckingham (1854-1913), Chicago; bequeathed to his sisters; passed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  
Additional acq. no:R 5750  


Paper size:333 x 210 mm  
Plate mark size:214 x 137 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper has a very roughly torn edge at right; sheet removed from a book, with initials old [Dutch] inscription in brown ink on verso [check]  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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 and 'imp.'  
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:The pencil butterfly dates from 1877/1879.  
Collector's mark:'HST' (H. S. Theobald, Lugt 1376); 'C.B.' (C. L. Buckingham, L.497)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Theobald' at lower centre verso; 'JW' and old [Dutch] inscription in brown ink on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.