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ca. 1878
19th century
171 x 261 mm (6.7 x 10.3 in.)

James McNeill Whistler, American, (1834–1903)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Wash lithograph on blue tinted chine collé
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Six were printed by Way for the set “Notes” in 1878; 100 were printed by Way for the set “Notes” in 1887. The 1878 “Notes” were published privately; the 1887 “Notes” were published by Boussod, Valadon & Co. (30 sets of six lithographs on large paper, signed; 70 sets of five lithographs on small paper, unsigned)
Marks: Inscribed on stone, lower right: butterfly monogram
Bibliography: Way 5; Levy 11 (Levy 10 is a first state before the sky was lightened).
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1938
Accession Number: 1938.D1.46

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