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Dipping the Flag

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.378
State: 1/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan Macgeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow; E. G. Kennedy, Wunderlich & Co., (stock no. a 37381) 1903, £5.0.0. Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York; A.A. Hahlo & Co., New York, 1919; Albert H. Wiggin (1868-1951); given to Boston Public Library, MA., September 1919.  


Paper size:85 x 176 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 176 mm  
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:no  
Print tone:slight overall tone, slightly heavier at left and top right edge  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:warm black  


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; 36-47mm from right  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394) ; 'EGK' (Kennedy, Lugt 857); 'HHB' (H.H. Benedict, L. 2936) stamps on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 37381' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'H-H-Zo'; 'amBr; '9' - W Kennedy stamp''  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.