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The Garden

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.111
State: 5/15

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 45940). Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:316 x 241 mm  
Plate mark size:306 x 241 mm  
Note on size:sheet taken from a book  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique'  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:deep tone at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:blotches  
Print note:a rich dark impression, with a dark area on the steps where changes were made.  


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:large pencil butterfly of ca 1883  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 45940', and '1550' in circle on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'m.m' note on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.