Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page



Whereabouts unknown
Accession no: n/a
State: 6/9

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:John Caldwell, Pittsburgh (1882-1907). Bought from Arthur H. Hahlo by Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 22 December 1926, for $6000, with 50 other etchings for $42,385 in total. Boerner, New York (Artemis); Dr George van Houten, Netherlands; sold at auction, Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2007.  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:202 x 296 mm  
Note on size:with wide margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:'heavy fibrous Japan paper'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a little, softand even tone in the sky, and loose, wet-looking tone in the water.  
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 'imp'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp'  
Note on the tab:Pencil butterfly of 1880/1881.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:a small '5' at the bottom left corner  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project, owner's records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.