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The Palaces

Frick Collection
Accession no: 1915.3.45
State: 5/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © The Frick Collection  
Provenance:Henry Clay Frick Bequest to The Frick Collection, New York, 1915.  


Paper size:254 x 359 mm  
Plate mark size:258 x 364 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:smooth overall tone, a little more in the water  
Note on foul biting:a little at the corner  
Print note:some texturing spreading into the sky at top right but not at the top  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:57-81 from left; butterfly of 1880/1881  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.