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Portrait of Whistler

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.209
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; H. Wunderlich & Co., New York; bought through T. W. Dewing by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898 (receipts, 7 and 9 November 1898); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:52 x 59 mm  
Plate mark size:not applicable mm  
Note on size:fragment; trimmed within platemark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800); little debris - even distribution, vertical chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall plate tone except for the face, which is clean-wiped  
Note on foul biting:faint and scattered near the top of the reduced image  
Print note:'Fragment'-- this is a trimmed impression (paper), not an impression from a reduced plate, it is a very dark, heavily inked impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:  
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 old mount, "Extremely rare -- fragment."  
Collector's mark:'S H' in graphite pencil on verso by Seymour Haden (see Lugt 1227); 'F' red stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.