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Little Salute

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1927.1672
State: 3/3

Collection credit:The Forsyth Bequest  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891), London; sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892 (lot 284), bought by Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York, £1.6.0. Bequest of Robert Forsyth to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1927.  
Additional acq. no:14302 (R 3432 - old acq no)  


Paper size:87 x 210 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 210 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with light plate tone, mostly near the corners  
Note on foul biting: tiny patch of foul biting, near the left edge; scraping marks at four corners, at right and on much of left third of image  
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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:Pencil butterfly dates from 1884/1886.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blind stamp (J. H. Hutchinson, s.r. Lugt 2921)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:"Little Salute' and 'W190' at lower centre verso; large and small script 'M's or large 'M' and small 'n' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.