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Auguste Delâtre, Printer

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.242
State: 1/1

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:161 x 112 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 56 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid (pre 1880); much debris - uneven distribution, horizontal chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:faint traces of plate tone near plate edges, particularly at bottom  
Note on foul biting:faint scattered spots at lower right and at top centre  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'J. Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Homage / à Mme Delatre.'  
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 previously existing inscriptions: "A Monsieur Seymour Haden Souvenir de son tres reconnaissant Aug. Delatre., Londres, 1889" in graphite on etchings margin by August Delatre; and "S.H." in graphite on mount. Both were erased 1924.03.29.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W21' on verso by C. L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.