Butterfly (recto); Fragment of Butterfly (verso)

A work made of pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and brush and black ink over graphite (verso), on cream wove card.
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  • A work made of pen and black ink over graphite (recto), and brush and black ink over 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 (recto); Fragment of Butterfly (verso)

Origin

United States

Date

1898–1899

Medium

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

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, upper left, in black ink, in Whistler's hand: "top"; inscribed recto, right, in black ink, in Whistler's hand: "[length notation] / size from tip of antennae / to foot-" (written sideways); inscribed recto, lower right, in black ink, in Whistler's hand: "page 58. / "Shocking bad Raconteur" "; inscribed recto, upper center, in graphite: "5/16 16s." (written sideways); inscribed verso, upper right, in graphite: "oc 4123" (written sideways)

Dimensions

120 x 159 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1933.290

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