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The Muff

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 57.237
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:160 x 94 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 74 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:slightly grey  
Watermarks:partial Pro Patria  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall  
Note on foul biting:a little at edge  
Print note:rich burr on muff and hat  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
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:butterfly style of 1888/1890s - a bit stilted  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' (B.B. MacGeorge) stamp verso; 'HHB' (H. H. Benedict, Lugt 1298) stamp) stamp verso; 'wpc jr' in pencil on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:'…6125' (?) verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.