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Seymour, Standing

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.405
State: 1/2

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, 1898 (receipt from Freer for Dewing, 7 November 1898); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:135 x 98 mm  
Plate mark size:98 x 67 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800); little debris - even distribution, horizontal chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of plate tone near the plate edges with an inky plate mark  
Note on foul biting:scattered with a dark patch in the lower right corner  
Print note:Evidence of burnishing, particulaly at lower left of figure's head  


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:no  
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 previous existence of the inscription "S.H." in graphite on etching's margin. It was erased 1924.03.29.  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt) stamped twice on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W362' on verso by C. L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.