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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.184
State: 8/9

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:126 x 176 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 176 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:dark tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is pinkish ivory discoloured to tan  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With light tone, slightly darker at lower left and right.  
Note on foul biting:Patches of regular, granular tine at left and centre; acid droplets at lowre left and upper right.  
Print note:This is quite similar in appearance to Kennedy's fifth state, but there is rebiting on the wagon and shadows around it.  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 33-49 mm from left, height 6 mm; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W162 from T Way' at lower centre on the verso b C.L. Freer  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.