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J. Becquet, Sculptor

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.414
State: 6/6

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo ¬© Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Purchased from Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York (receipt dated 28 October 1898) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:305 x 233 mm  
Plate mark size:255 x 193 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:even distribution, much debris  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:none  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Yes  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  

 

Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:an indented circle at bottom left; 'F' stamp (C.L. Freer)  
Dealers' stock nos:'A 30460'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Mon portrait grav√© par Whistler /' Becquet' written by the sitter; 'This proof bears the writing and signature of Becquet, now 78 years of age,' written in another hand; 'w x ex'  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0520402  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.