Butterfly "Encountered" (recto); Sketch for Tailpiece (verso)

A work made of pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and graphite (verso), on cream wove card.
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  • A work made of pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and graphite (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 "Encountered" (recto); Sketch for Tailpiece (verso)

Origin

United States

Date

1898–1899

Medium

Pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and graphite (verso), on cream wove card

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, upper left, in black-brown ink, in Whistler's hand: "size from highest point of tail to bottom of lowest foot / [length measurement]" (written sideways); inscribed recto, middle left, in black-brown ink, in Whistler's hand: " "Encountered" "; inscribed recto, center top, in black-brown ink, in Whistler's hand: "Top"; inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: "oc 4123"; inscribed verso, center bottom, in graphite: "5"

Dimensions

157 x 122 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1933.288

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