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The Temple

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1942.15.35
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Given by Mr and Mrs J. Watson Webb to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, memory of Mr and Mrs H. O. Havemeyer, 1942.  
Additional acq. no:B-2471  


Paper size:108 x 153 mm  
Plate mark size:100 x 153 mm  
Note on size:a narrow margin at top  
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:with light tone near the bottom edge of the plate; with vertical and ray-like wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:some small flecks (more pronounced than on NGA 1943.3.8558); many fine scratches, particularly on the foreground and over the horses at left  
Print note:Drypoint lines (just a few) on the horse at right and door to the left of the horse are quite strong; note that the few drypoint lines imply an earlier state before drypoint; note scratches at bottom  


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:butterfly at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab at 40 to 55 mm from left; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1886  
Collector's mark:no  
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.