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The Mill

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.127
State: 1/6

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


Paper size:162 x 241 mm  
Plate mark size:160 x 240 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pale tone at right  
Note on foul biting:a few scattered flecks  
Print note:Good delicate impression. A short (2 mm) vertical scratch above the horse in the background (visible in Kennedy's first state reproduction)  


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:'Chs. L. Freer / 2nd Proof pulled' (the nd superscript) at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 42-52 mm from left, height 2 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:'W358' 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.