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The Wine Glass

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1888.21
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipt, 30 July 1888), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1888; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:170 x 104 mm  
Plate mark size:84 x 57 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 1800), vertical chain lines, even distribution, much debris  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:Very light tone.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Thinner but sparkling and clear impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
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:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2nd state. Erased March 29th, 1924.' (written by C.L.Freer on margin according to FGA folder sheet); 'W 31' written by Freer on verso; 'very fine' in unidentified writing on recto (horizontal line, 13 mm long, above 'very fine'); 'XIV' unidentified writing on verso; '88.21' Veritype inscription on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.