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Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: 66.961
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin. R. E. Lewis, Inc., San Francisco, CA; purchased by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Lee M. Friedman Fund, December 1966.  


Paper size:213 x 132 mm  
Plate mark size:206 x 132 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:moderate overall tone; horizontal wiping marks lower half  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A dark, but nice impression. The scratches are sharp and obvious, but the detail of birds, leaves, well, are all clear.  


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:6 mm ht/tab 24-37 mm from left; pencil butterfly of 1889/1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'O.G' under female figure, stamp (Otto Gerstenberg, Lugt 2785); MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'61226' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'73' on verso K199 ii  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.