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Butterfly (recto); Study of Butterfly (verso)

A work made of pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and pen and black ink, with corrections by the artist in white opaque paint (verso), on cream wove card.
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  • A work made of pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and pen and black ink, with corrections by the artist in white opaque paint (verso), on cream wove card.

Date:

1898/99

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

Butterfly (recto); Study of Butterfly (verso)

Origin

United States

Date

1898–1899

Medium

Pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and pen and black ink, with corrections by the artist in white opaque paint (verso), on cream wove card

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, middle right, in black-brown ink, in Whistler's hand: "[length measurement] size from top of body / to lowest point of tail" (written sideways); inscribed recto, lower right, in graphite, in Whistler's hand: "The Baronets indiscretions"; inscribed recto, middle right, in graphite: "2 5/8 full" (written sideways); inscribed verso, middle left, in graphite: "8" (written sideways); inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: "oc 4123"

Dimensions

225 × 143 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1933.292

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