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Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1954.57
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Gift of Stanley Field  
Image credit:The Art Institute of Chicago. Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago.  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow, probably before 1902. John Henry Wrenn (1841-1911), Chicago. Given by Stanley Field to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1954.  
Additional acq. no:RX 1117  


Paper size:209 x 131 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 131 mm  
Note on size:trimmed within platemark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
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:uneven overall tone  
Note on foul biting:considerable  
Print note:Presumably the impression of the first state described, but not illustrated, by Kennedy  


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:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (Lugt 394) and 'J.H.W.' (John H. Wrenn, Lugt 1475)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'E,223' at lower left verso; '60' and '104' (encircled) at lower right verso'; '165' upside down on tab berso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.