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Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.370
State: 1/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. E. G. Kennedy, New York. Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Bought by Albert H. Wiggin for Boston Public Library, MA, September 1919 ('CEJ')  


Paper size:84 x 176 mm  
Plate mark size:80 x 176 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid?  
Note on the paper:tipped down; probably 'antique' laid paper; not examined as all four corners are hinged  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight overall tone; heavier toward left edge  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good impression; most of the prints in this set have an almost greenish cast in their plate tone (it could also be the lights in the BPL study room …); all impressions in this set very subtly wiped and printed. Note: pencil monogram on verso of all, plus initials that could(?) be HW & Co (Wunderlich?)  


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 1887/1888; 29-41mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.