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Annie, Seated

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.246
State: 2/3

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), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, November 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:323 x 209 mm  
Plate mark size:129 x 96 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:pale green  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1880); little debris - even distribution, horizontal chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:faint traces of plate tone near top, left and bottom plate marks  
Note on foul biting:mostly near four plate corners  
Print note:drypoint additions to shading at left and below figure, to figure's foot and the plate signature' "Annie" '  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Annie.'  
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:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'S.H.' (once on print, according to FGA folder sheet); 'The first proof taken from the plate in its second st. a burr on shoe and in background. S.H.' ('Erased March 29th, 1924' according to note on margin); 'W 24 2nd State' written by Freer on verso; unidentified illegible erased writing, bottom left, recto; '98.246' Veritype inscription on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.