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The Garden

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.456
State: 3/15

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Samuel Josefowitz; Fine Art Society, London; bought by Peter Lunder, 8 July 2004; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:057.2004  


Paper size:318 x 241 mm  
Plate mark size:305 x 233 mm  
Note on size:paper height includes 7mm tab  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc): laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone overall, heavier on step below boy, water at bottom (vertical wiping)  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:very good impression, subtle textures on the wall  


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:pencil butterfly of 1886; 45-70mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:Josefowitz (? - faint)  
Dealers' stock nos:'A 2216' on mat  
Misc inscriptions by others:'6 80' on verso of tab  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.