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Etching, printed in dark brown/black ink with overall plate tone, 1858, published 1885; unnumbered from an edition of 67 known impression (Glasgow); pencil signed with the Whistler butterfly on tab, lower left; “Whistler” in plate, lower center-right image; pencil inscribed after the butterfly “imp”; “Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques” in plate, lower right; ‘on verso in pencil: “a 39818”; printed by the artist with Auguste Delatre on antique ivory laid paper watermarked with Strasbourg lily; published by The Fine Art Society, state iii/iii.
A note on condition: old hinges on upper verso; stray drops of black/brown ink on verso; otherwise excellent.