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Auguste Delâtre, Printer

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1949.5.524
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
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 Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:B-15831  


Paper size:110 x 84 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 55 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark 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:light overall tone, more at bottom left.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A good impression with some burr.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'J. Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Homage / à Mme Delatre'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly below platemark; butterfly on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Portrait of Delatre / the printer / Rare -' on verso.  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The butterflies date from the 1890s.  
Collector's mark:'HM' (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a) both stamps on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'27817' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.