UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page

26

La Rétameuse

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.214
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, (receipt, 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, November 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:174 x 147 mm  
Plate mark size:111 x 89 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800); little debris - even distribution, horizontal chain lines  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:none  
Medium:etching  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very little tone, nearly cleanly wiped mfm  
Note on foul biting:minor, scattered but more prominent near plate corners  
Print note:Good impression, slightly yellow tone, quite bright; Slightly dirty ink effect in top right corner; series of horizontal burnishing marks visible above wavy horizontal shading to left of figure.  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. [superscript 't'] Jacques. 171.'  
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 previous existence of inscription "S.H." in graphite on etching's margin. It was erased on 1924.02.29.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W5' on verso by C. L. Freer.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0140203  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.