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Reading a Book

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.343
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; bought from H. Wunderlich & Co., (receipt, 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:219 x 166 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 76 mm  
Note on size:.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:page removed from book, 'antique' laid (pre 1800), even distribution, much debris, horizontal chain lines  
Watermarks:partial Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt) twice on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'S.H. Erased March 14th, 1924' originally on margin, according to FGA folder sheet; 'W 97' written by Freer on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.