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Landscape with Horses

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1890.12
State: 1/2

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 14 August 1891), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1890; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:207 x 270 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:buff is discoloured to light tan on recto and to darker tan on most of verso; much debris, even distribution.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Some tone near plate edges and at the four corners; with inky plate mark.  
Note on foul biting:Light but considerable amount throughout with heavier patches over and around figure in central foreground and near upper and lower corners and top plate edge.  
Print note:A very clear, sharp - and interesting - impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'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:no  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W46' on verso by C.L. Freer; ''Paysage au cheval' 1st State' and '1st State' (partially erased), '(98)' (erased) and numeral '25' in a circle on recto; 'IXX' (?) on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.