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Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 62.52
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. E. E. MacCrone. Anonymous bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1962.  


Paper size:213 x 132 mm  
Plate mark size:206 x 131 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:flecked with dark fibres  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:more pronounced in foreground and edges, light elsewhere  
Note on foul biting:pitting throughout, particularly around fowl; slight foul biting around edges  
Print note:reticulation of ink in foreground; mottled tone around cat and building at upper right  


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:29 mm from left; tab 6 x 15 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' in circle, stamp in blue ink verso, on reverse of tab (Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' verso, black ink stamp (Whittemore, Lugt 1384a); verso, pencil: 'Hy'  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'10' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.