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Greenwich Pensioner

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1893.35

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879. Purchased from Knoedler & Co. by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1893; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:245 x 326 mm  
Plate mark size:98 x 134 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 1800), vertical chain lines, little debris, even distribution  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:partial: Fleur de lys in a shield, 'WGL' (in cursive) above  
Medium:etching  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  

 

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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
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:'Have' written by Freer on recto; 'W 32 93.35 W32 K34 Gr34 M33 Greenwich Pensioner. 1859 Etching' in unidentified writing on recto; unidentified writing, erased, under '93.35'.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0340301  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.