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The Japanese Dress

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 337
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Source unknown  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:P. & D. Colnaghi, London; sold 1896 to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 26897)), for £3 (discounted from £5.5); sold before 1900, possibly to John Caldwell (1882-1907). Pittsburgh, PA. Harris G. Whittemore (d. ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT. Acquired by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:102 x 67 mm  
Plate mark size:99 x 67 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:pale overall, darker at lower left and lower right  
Note on foul biting:some dots  
Print note:This is the impression 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:at 12 to 21 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a). John Caldwell (not in Lugt), according to an inscription on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 26897' at lower left verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'From J. Caldwell / Coll.' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.