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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.22
State: 5/5

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Published by the Print Sellers' Association. Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (Wunderlich receipt 7 September 1889), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:230 x 320 mm  
Plate mark size:134 x 206 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale traces of tone  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks of foul biting, slightly les prominent than on FGA 1898.377 ('third state')  
Print note:warm black  


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 under platemark  
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:small pencil butterfly dating from 1890s  
Collector's mark:The Printsellers' Association with 'IC' at centre blindstamp (see Lugt 2050 and 2051)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W148 Fulham' at lower centre on the recto by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.