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The Little Putney

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 25.1288
State: 2/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:'Brilland Collection' [note on mat]; Francis Bullard (1862-1913), Boston; passed to his cousin Ellen Twistleton Bullard (1865-1959), Boston; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, November 1925.  


Paper size:226 x 361 mm  
Plate mark size:123 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:blank leaf from book; blue edges, 'antique' laid  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Slight overall tone; retroussage in centre of boat  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Warm black ink; a good impression with rich 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:butterfly in right margin  
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 1878/1880  
Collector's mark:'FB' stamp (F. Bullard, Lugt 982); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:No. 19 recto; 35 recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.