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Dipping the Flag

Yale Center for British Art
Accession no: B2002.8.9
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Robert N. Whittemore, Yale Class of 1943.  
Image credit:Photo © Yale Center for British Art  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Given by Robert N. Whittemore (Yale Class of 1943) to the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2002.  


Paper size:83 x 173 mm  
Plate mark size:80 x 173 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light tone, sensitively wiped  
Note on foul biting:a few small flecks  
Print note:  


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 of 1887, tab 38-49mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp on verso of tab (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' stamp on verso (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a)  
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.