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The Embroidered Curtain

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.450
State: 10/10

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A.A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore, Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Sale, Christie's, New York, 9 May 1995, lot 213; C .G. Boerner, New York; bought by Peter Lunder, 11 October 2001. Given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:005.2002  


Paper size:241 x 159 mm  
Plate mark size:239 x 159 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:none visible  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light residual tone at the edges  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Very good impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'WATER / te / VUUR' on signboard  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 31-42 from left, pencil butterfly of 1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' (Mansfield, L.) 1342;'HW' on verso (Whittemore, L1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.