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Greenwich Pensioner

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 34
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1949  
Image credit:  
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. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:169 x 221 mm  
Plate mark size:98 x 134 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of tone near plate edges  
Note on foul biting:as usual  
Print note:Drypoint = work on the tree trunk at left, the curving horizontal lines on the grass in the background and the blades of grass, themselves.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Greenwich 1859'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:Butterfly 'imp' near platemark at lower left  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Pencil butterfly dates from 1890s  
Collector's mark:'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a) and 'HM' stamp (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342).  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 35465'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.34' at lower centre on the recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.