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Yale Center for British Art
Accession no: B2002.8.3
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Robert N. Whittemore, Yale Class of 1943.  
Image credit:Photo © Yale Center for British Art  
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 Robert N. Whittemore (Yale Class of 1943) to the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2002.  


Paper size:130 x 174 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 174 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial (looks like cockscomb and castellated sombrero….)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, more at bottom left.  
Note on foul biting:a few dots  
Print note:A good, cool impression- the ink looks brown on that paper  


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 on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st. Proof - ' on verso, and '(No. 3)', possibly by Whistler, also on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1887, no 'imp', tab 38-48mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:pencil butterfly of ca 1890  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp on verso of tab (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' stamp on verso (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'# 69' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.