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Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.5966
State: 1/2

Collection credit:The Charles Deering Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Charles Deering (1852-1927), Chicago; given by his heirs to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  


Paper size:222 x 132 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 131 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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:printed with uneven plate tone  
Note on foul biting:specks that appear to be foul biting on the turkeys, the ground to their left and the wellhead may be intentional (similar to Lalanne's 'mottled tint'?).  
Print note:Are the prominent vertical and slightly diagonal scratches (possibly faint etched and/or drypoint lines) intentional?  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:The pencil butterfly appears to date from 1880/1881.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Faded ink initialson verso could be a collector's mark or on the sheet at the time of printing  
Collector's mark:(Charles Deering, Lugt 516); 'ajp' in script in ink (possibly A. J. Parsons, see Lugt 138b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a ...' number erased (illegible)  
Misc inscriptions by others:'7' at lower centre verso; '4' (or '3'?) at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.