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The Dutchman Holding A Glass

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.210
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Probably acquired from Whistler by Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., New York, through T. W. Dewing, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, November 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:88 x 60 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 56 mm  
Note on size:with small margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:light blue  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' (post 1800) laid; little debris - even distribution, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:partial; undetermined  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with light plate tone at the lower right and at the upper right corner  
Note on foul biting:minor scattered  
Print note:Plate tone used to "shade" the bench at lower right  


Whistler's sign on plate:'J. W.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:M. Smith records the existence of a note by Seymour Haden on original mount (now lost), "1857, 1858 or 1859."  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W3' by C. L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.