Butterfly (recto); Fragment of Butterfly (verso)

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

Date:

1898/99

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

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Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

Butterfly (recto); Fragment of Butterfly (verso)

Origin

United States

Date

1898–1899

Medium

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

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right, in black-brown ink, in Whistler's hand: "[length notation] size across, outside / measure. / page 59- / filtered into Court"; inscribed recto, middle right, in graphite: "5/16"; inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: "oc 4123"; inscribed verso, center bottom, in graphite: "6"

Dimensions

159 x 123 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1933.287

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