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Seymour Haden, Jr, Seated

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.243
State: 1/3

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), through T. W. Dewing acting as agent for Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:174 x 127 mm  
Plate mark size:136 x 97 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), even distribution, much debris, horizontal chain lines  
Watermarks:partial: 'P BARRY' (the 'P' looks like a bird foot)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:very light residual tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There are some vertical zig-zag cleaning/burnishing marks at right.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'J 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:'S.H. Erased March 29th, 1924.' note on margin  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Seymour Haden, Jr.' ('Note on old mount' according to FGA folder sheet); 'W 22' written by Freer on verso; '98.243' Veritype inscription on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.