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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1888.33
State: 6/6

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, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, November 1888; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:205 x 320 mm  
Plate mark size:125 x 202 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid (pre 1800); much debris - even distribution, page removed from a book, horizontal chain lines  
Watermarks:'GR', crown and wreath in a circle  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Some light plate tone along left and right plate edges and at lower corners.  
Note on foul biting:Considerable throughout; particularly heavy at lower right and on prow of boat with signature and date.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859' and '...UR MAC (?)' above bow window at top right; 'CURTIS GIN' ('N' reversed) on signboard in background.on the signboard in the background.  
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:Freer wrote, erased, just below plate, recto: W 39. Freer wrote, erased, on bottom edge, recto: W 37. Unidentified writing in pencil, erased, on bottom edge, recto: 81046 Unidentified writing in pencil, verso: P ocv [Pocr?] M. Smith wrote in pencil, verso: 88.33 K.40 (ms)  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.