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Palaces, Brussels

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46985
State: 1/2

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bought from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, by the University of Glagow, January 1972.  


Paper size:224 x 141 mm  
Plate mark size:221 x 141 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese laid  
Note on the paper:thin, semi-transparent, fibrous; very open paper.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:pitting across the etched parts of the plate; particularly noticeable a cluster at right, balancing the butterfly left  
Print note:drypoint work above figures below left of the two ground floor windows at right  


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:24 mm from left; tab 3 x 10 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


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


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.