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The Turret Ship

Yale University Art Gallery
Accession no: 1927.81
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Frederic George Achelis Memorial Collection, given by Miss Elizabeth Achelis to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1927.  


Paper size:126 x 176 mm  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:very light tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:good clear impression; the ink looks dark brown on this paper  


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 in pencil on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st proof - '  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of 1887  
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.