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Little Court

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8561
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10625  


Paper size:132 x 173 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 173 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is almost pale green  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some pale tone at right  
Note on foul biting:fairly heavy pitting over the lower image area, with directional droplets; a number of left-right diagonal scratches  
Print note:An earlier impression than NGA 1942.15.37  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly, with a second faint butterfly just above and to the left of it  
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:tab 42 to 59 mm from left; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'DD556-' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'a2' at lower centre verso and the Wedmore number at upper left on the verso; '400-' at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.