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Butterfly

A pencil drawing of a butterfly on the lower left of a sheet of paper. The artist’s insignia stamp is in the lower right in blue ink.
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  • A pencil drawing of a butterfly on the lower left of a sheet of paper. The artist’s insignia stamp is in the lower right in blue ink.

Date:

c. 1890

Artist:

James McNeill Whistler
American, 1834-1903

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

James McNeill Whistler

Title

Butterfly

Origin

United States

Date

1890–1903

Medium

Graphite on ivory wove paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, upper left, in pen, in an unknown hand: "7"/16" (upside down); inscribed recto, lower right, in graphite: "(illegible) 12" (largely erased); inscribed verso, lower right, in graphite: "OC 7"

Dimensions

192 × 129 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1933.283

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