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La Marchande de Moutarde

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1891.6
State: 2/5

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., New York, (receipt, 15 August 1891), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, August 1891; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:217 x 144 mm  
Plate mark size:157 x 89 mm  
Note on size:wide margin  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1880); little debris - even distribution, horizontal chain lines  
Watermarks:partial: Wizernes. (with a triangular shape above)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some light plate tone, slightly darker near plate edges  
Note on foul biting:considerable on door frames and pavement beneath doorway  
Print note:Faint, curved horizontal drypoint lines at bottom of girl's skirt and slight left-right diagonal drypoint lines on floor beneath woman to right of child.  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:0  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:M. Smith records previous existence of inscription "S.H." in grahite on etching's margin. It was erased 1923.12.23.  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W16 1st [underscored] State' on verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.