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Greenwich Pensioner

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1895.7
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1895; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:124 x 162 mm  
Plate mark size:95 x 133 mm  
Note on size:fairly small margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japan laid  
Note on the paper:Eastern paper: kozo; 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:no  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks thoughout with more prominent patches at the four plate corners  
Print note:Drypoint shading on hillside behind figure.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Greenwich. 1859.'  
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 C.L. Freer note on early list: "Unsatisfactory proof--yellow spots. This impression is not good enough to go to the Smithsonian."  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp (Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W32' on verso by C.L. Freer; '8' on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.