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Salute Dawn

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1972.428
State: 1/4

Collection credit:T. E. and Gaylord Donnelley Funds, and Mrs. H. S. Perkins Fund  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), London, 1910. Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin. Restricted gift of T. E. Donnelley and Gaylord Donnelley to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1972.  
Additional acq. no:14313 RX 8581 (old acq no)  


Paper size:135 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:125 x 203 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:inky platemark and traces of pale plate tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:see tab  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly and '1st proof-'  
Note on the tab:Pencil butterfly dates from 1882/1883  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The pencil butterfly does not appear to date from Venice so the inscription may not be accurate.  
Collector's mark:'O.G' under female figure (Otto Gerstenberg, Lugt 2785)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K215 I/IV' at lower centre verso; '4[illeg]' on tab verso' '1st State' at lower right verso (possibly by Whistler?); '58' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.