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Landscape with Horses

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.280
State: 2/2

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:198 x 259 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 203 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japan laid  
Note on the paper:Eastern paper: kozo; much debris - uneven distribution; M. Smith notes paper is "heavy, good quality kozo" and that it is from same sheet as FGA 1898.251 (K50)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Faint traces of plate tone near plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:Light considerable amount throughout with heavier patches over and around figure in central foreground and near upper and lower corners and top plate edge in State 1 remain along with heavier areas of foul biting on ground and hillocks surrounding horses and over house and barn at upper centre.  
Print note:An interesting etching, very textured.  


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." in graphite on etching's margin. It was erased 1924.3.29.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W / 46 - 2nd [underscored] State with the sky and two horses' on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.