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The Rialto

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1887.22
State: 2/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1887; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:295 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:295 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Strasbourg Lily  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:selectively wiped, with stronger tone at the left and bottom and left-right diagonal wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:most of the acid drops and spots, visible in FGA 1905.7 (Kennedy's first state), have been removed  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'VENDITA CARNA' on the signboard above the awning on right  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 38-55 mm from left, height 7 mm; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.