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A Corner of the Palais Royal

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.266
State: 3/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; probably sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Given by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15861  


Paper size:137 x 88 mm  
Plate mark size:135 x 88 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:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light tone at left and heavier tone at the bottom, careful graduated wiping  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:This impression of the second state of two is less worn than the example illustrated by Kennedy  


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 61 to 71 mm from left; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM', partial stamp ( Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' stamp, (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'A Corner of the Palais Royal, [sic] Paris' at lower centre on the verso; 'Ex vx' (in script, erased) at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.