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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1888.3
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (Wunderlich receipt, 1 May 1888), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1888; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:127 x 176 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 176 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid or Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, somewhat darker near the plate edges and at bottom  
Note on foul biting:very few scattered flecks  
Print note:The brownish stain affecting the lower sheet edge and tab is present on some AIC Naval Review impressions; these must have once been part of the same set  


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:  


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:'W238' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.