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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M25791
People
Paul César Helleu, French (1859 - 1927)
Title
James A. McN. Whistler
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1897
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/99338
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Drypoint
Dimensions
plate: 34.2 x 26 cm (13 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Helleu
  • inscription: yes, top edge of the design, printer's ink, drypoint, signed, in artist's hand: Helleu 13[?] mai 97 [date, signature (very faint); this may have been burnished out when the cancelation was effected]
  • inscription: lower third of the plate, printer's ink, drypoint, signed, in artist's hand: tirée a 68 / Helleu [edition numbering for canceled plate edition, signature, printing in reverse]
  • inscription: verso, black chalk or crayon, hand written: [by former owner?]: Paris 1910 / This will someday be valuable / Keep it carefully - / Proofs off the unmarked plate bring 1000 francs now [presumably by the person who purchased the print in Paris in 1910]
  • inscription: lower edge, graphite, hand written: 853908 [dealer's code]
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
canceled plate
Standard Reference Number
In.f.f. 185
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon C. Bolton III
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
M25791
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 01/02/2022

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