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The Embroidered Curtain

Brooklyn Museum
Accession no: 61.110.4
State: 10/10

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Dr and Mrs Frank L. Babbott, Jr.; given in 1962 to the Brooklyn Museum  


Paper size:241 x 160 mm  
Plate mark size:239 x 160 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:probably from a ledger  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:a little at edges  
Note on foul biting:a little at edges  
Print note:good impression and cool overall effect, a little rubbed down  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'WATER TE VUUR'  
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.' (very small)  
Note on the tab:tab 31-40 from left, pencil butterfly of 1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'46' in pen in old writing at top right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.