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Landscape with Horses

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.279
State: 1/2

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:234 x 358 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:removed from book; 'modern' laid (post 1800); little debris - uneven distribution, horizontal chain lines  
Watermarks:illeg: "Sarge Senerol" or "Farge Fenerol" in script  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Traces of plate tone near the four plate corners and edges.  
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 good clear impression; the lines are heavier and the marks of cleaning/burnishing the plate are apparent.  


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:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:M. Smith records previously existing inscription "S.H." with "A. Seymour Haden. Ph Burty" below in graphite on etching's margin. It was erased 1924.3.29. (Should this be "a Seymour Haden" indicating a gift from Burty?)  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W46. 1st [underscored] State, before the sky.' on recto by C. L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.