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The Wine Glass

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.258
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:249 x 196 mm  
Plate mark size:84 x 55 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 1880); little debris - even distribution; M. Smith notes same size and chain lines (23 mm betwn) as 1905.159 (K.23) but colour of this sheet is slightly darker.  
Watermarks:partial: IV 1802 (note that this is not actually pre-1880 paper)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Traces of plate tone along lower left and right plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:New foul biting along left plate edge beside and below bowl of glass in addition to patches along top plate edge (somewhat obscured by etched shading) and near lower plate edge at corners and in centre.  
Print note:A richly inked, striking - even flashy - 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: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 inscription "S.H. London" in graphite on etching's margin. It was erased 1924.03.29.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W31 - 2nd [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.