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National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8567
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:John H. Wrenn (1841- 1911), Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago (acc. No. 35.397); de-accessioned. H. Wunderlich & Co., New York. Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, by 1931; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10631  


Paper size:157 x 228 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique'  
Watermarks:top of Strasbourg Lily  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone: pale tone, darker at left and on the lower third of the image  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:good impression, slightly marred by the condition.  


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:tab 55 to 71 mm from left; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'J.H.W' stamp (John H. Wrenn, Lugt 1475); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:'AIC/24656' at lower left on the verso (deaccessioned from the Art Institute of Chicago); 'ix-' at lower left on the verso; 'a 35.397' at lower left on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.