United States of America 1834
- France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895
London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique:
prints, intaglio etching and drypoint, printed in black ink, from one copper plate. Support: medium-weight off-white antique laid paper with deckle edge.
Edition State: 3rd state of 3
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London
Edition Notes: From the penciled monogram of Whistler's butterfly, one could make the assumption that this print was not signed in pencil until after1882, because, the butterfly has been drawn curved with no vertical lines appearing in it's wings. Whistler used this style of butterfly after 1882 .
Primary Insc: signed and dated l.l on plate, [ diagonally] "Whistler 1860 [6 is reversed)"; signed l.l. in pencil,[Whistler's butterfly monogram[ curved with no vertical lines in wings]];inscribed l.l, in pencil " imp".
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed l.l , in pencil " mk30657"; l.r in old hand, pen and ink "186".
verso: inscribed u.r, in ink "186" ; l.l , in pencil ( illegible)
Verso: collector's stamp of trefoil, in brown ink [Cunningham]; collectors stamp u.r, in black ink [ H.H.Benedict, New York]
plate-mark 34.9 h x 21.4 w cm sheet 43.2 h x 31.8 w cm
: Kennedy (1910), 62
: Purchased 1980 Accession No
: NGA 80.4023