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The Little Cloak

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 336
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:82 x 51 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 51 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper colour is ivory or cream discoloured to buff  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:selectively wiped, lightest at upper right; with distinct diagonal and vertical wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:texture over the figure, patches a lower left, lower centre and upper and lower right; marks of vise at lower right  
Print note:This is the impression illustrated by Kennedy  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly on image at lower right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1886 or 1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp and 'HM' in graphite (Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1324) and 'HW' stamp (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'336' at upper right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.