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The Square House, Amsterdam

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.113
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Probably purchased from J. McN. Whistler. Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, by 1906; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:233 x 176 mm  
Plate mark size:230 x 176 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):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 tone on the water in the foreground and near the plate edges  
Note on foul biting:considerable along the plate edges  
Print note:Fine warm brown impression, with soft lines.  


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:butterfly at lower right on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1. Feb. 23.' at lower left on the verso and 'Selected for / Chs. Freer' at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 34-45 mm from left, height 3 mm  


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:'W261' at lower left 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.