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The Garden

Yale University Art Gallery
Accession no: 1927.78
State: 5/15

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Sold by Whistler to the Royal Collection, Windsor, 1882. Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Frederic George Achelis Memorial Collection, given by Miss Elizabeth Achelis to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1927.  


Paper size:312 x 240 mm  
Plate mark size:302 x 240 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:dramatic, deep ink tone in the water, but light at top  
Note on foul biting:spots at left  
Print note:glossy effect in inking  


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, 53078mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp on verso (Benedict, Lugt 2936); crown symbol, pencil (possibly denoting Royal collection, Lugt 2921h)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.