Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834-1903
  • Regent's Quadrant
Date ca. 1885
Medium etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed to plate mark): 6 1/2 × 4 3/4 inches (16.5 × 12.1 cm)
Credit Line Anonymous bequest in memory of Hal H. Smith
Accession Number 62.58
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in plate, upper right: [Whistler's butterfly device]
In pencil on tab, lower left center: [Whistler's butterfly device followed by] imp.
Marks Stamp in blue, verso: Howard Mansfield [Lugt 1342]
Stamp in black, verso: HW [Harris Whittemore; see Lugt 1342]
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, verso, center of sheet: WW
Titled, lower center: Regent's Quadrant
Howard Mansfield (New York, New York, USA);
Harris G. Whittemore (Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA);
Confidential donor;
1962-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)