The Silk Gown
Provenance: a private American collection
The present impression of this important print is an interesting proof, aside from the edition*, and may well constitute a color trial, here pulled in a rather more brownish bistre than those in the Bibliothèque nationale for example:
Furthermore, there were also impressions pulled in a rather bright sanguine, see:
All in all, our impression is chromatically closer to that in the NGA:
Lastly, the above title is often considered factitious, as Besnard several times annotated impressions as Rêverie.
* Most of the impresions we have seen from the edition are pulled on laid paper with the Arches watermark, eg. the BN proof a, cited above.