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Nursemaid and Child

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.263
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, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:107 x 138 mm  
Plate mark size:97 x 133 mm  
Other size:.06 thickness mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese laid  
Note on the paper:gasenshi, uneven distribution, little debris, horizontal chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:clean wiped  
Note on foul biting:Along the bottom edge.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
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:FGA folder sheet: In pencil on the margin: S.H.(In red). Erased March 29th, 1924. Freer wrote in pencil, verso: W 34 - 2nd State. Veritype inscription in pencil, verso: 98.263 M. Smith wrote in pencil, verso: K. 37  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:[ ]  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.