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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 41.1.200
State: 6/9

Collection credit:Gift of Felix M. Warburg and his family, 1941  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Possibly acquired from Messrs Dowdeswell by Henry Studdy Theobald (b. 1847). Given by Felix Moritz Warburg (1871-1937) and his family to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1941.  


Paper size:226 x 317 mm  
Plate mark size:203 x 295 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:wove, japanese  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light tone, lighter in the centre, darker to top and bottom, slightly uneven, and blotched at bottom left, soft, quite dark.  
Note on foul biting:Two or three dots.  
Print note:Soft drypoint, a lovely impression despite the uneven tone.  


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:'15.' in bottom left corner, possibly Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:butterfly of 1880/1881  
Collector's mark:'HST' blind stamp (Theobald, Lugt 1376); 'F.M.W.' stamp (Warburg), on verso; and an illegible pencil monogram  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.