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Wimpole Street

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 286
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Source unknown  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
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. Acquired by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  


Paper size:99 x 65 mm  
Plate mark size:99 x 65 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
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:soft tone all round the edge  
Note on foul biting:dots and flecks  
Print note:This is the impression illustrated by Kennedy  


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:Butterflyon verso.  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'[1st.] proof' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:at 11 to 18 mm; h 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:part of the inscription ['1st.] is in a different hand and lead from the word 'proof' and the butterfly  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp and 'HM' in graphite (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342) and 'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'286' at upper right verso' 'K.286' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.