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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.5
State: 2/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., New York, (receipt, 3 May 1889), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, November 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:163 x 125 mm  
Plate mark size:134 x 99 mm  
Note on size:with fairly small margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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:Some light plate tone over background and water in foreground, the figure and tree behind him clean-wiped.  
Note on foul biting:Along plate edges and at corners; on upper half of large tree at centre.  
Print note:Check drypoint shading on trees in background and reflection In water.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:' 'Seymour" '  
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:Traces of two erased inscriptions: "W23" and "N9illeg)-" in graphite on recto  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 14204' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W23' on verso by C. L. Freer; 'y088' or '9088', 'u/-/-' on verso, partly erased  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.