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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1892.12
State: 6/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London. Sir William Richard Drake; sold at Christie's, London, 8-9 March 1892 (lot 298), bought by Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York, £1.4.0; sold to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1892 (Keppel receipt); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:212 x 159 mm  
Plate mark size:118 x 80 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid; little debris - even distribution, horizontal chain lines  
Watermarks:unidentified; partial, tops of letters, one or two in cursive, P or R?  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:to the left and right of the figure's head and torso, on shaded area to the left of the skirt and around the plate signature and printer's address; larger more distinct flecks to the left, right and below the figure  
Print note:Mottling apparent to right of figure ; possibly result of corrosion? A slightly slipt impression, mostly visible in plate inscriptions and lower portion of shading at left of figure.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' (crossed 'l' instead of 't')  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Annie'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St Jacques. 171.'  
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 previous existence of several notations in Seymour Haden's and Freer's hand, including Haden's note "From the collections of Seymour Haden and Sir William Drake." These were erased 1924.03.29.  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:Illegible inscription at centre on verso, cursive 'F C xv' or 'FLxv'.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.