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Isle de la Cité, Paris

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1987.41.66

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, jr (1863-1912), Boston. Given by John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1987.  


Paper size:248 x 350 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 290 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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, mottled overall  
Note on foul biting:many pits and tiny scratches on the sky  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.-'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Dec. 1859. / Paris de la Galerie d'Ap.'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:large shaded butterfly  
Collector's mark:'J.C' (T. J. Coolidge, Lugt 1429); 'B.M.' stamp (B. B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'i / - / - (erased)' at lower right on the recto; '3 / 3 / -' at lower right on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.