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Annie, Seated

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1891.7
State: 1/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:From the collection of John W. Wilson. 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:323 x 209 mm  
Plate mark size:131 x 97 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, vertical chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:No  
Note on foul biting:mostly near four plate corners  
Print note:Impression is very lightly inked and greyish.  


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 inscriptions: "1st state" in graphite on etching's margin (erased 1924.03.29); "W24 - 1st state" in graphite by C.L. Freer on recto; "a15151 nu [sterling sign] 2_0_/_" and "#6" (or 36 or 86?) and "Annie J.M. Whistler" in graphite on recto.  
Collector's mark:'COLLECTION JOHN W WILSON' blindstamp (John W. Wilson, Lugt 2581) and 'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.