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Limehouse

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1896.19

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Purchased from Frederick Keppel & Co. (receipt, 9 January 1896) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, (receipt dated 27 January 1896); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:137 x 212 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:'modern' laid (post-1800), even distribution, little debris, horizontal chain lines.  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:none  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:considerable throughout; particularly heavy at lower right and on prow of boat with signature and date.  
Print note:A bare looking impression with drypoint cancellation lines;  

 

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.  
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 wrote in pencil, verso: 'F1896.19 K40 '(ms)  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W37 K40 Gr39 M39' and 'Limehouse' and 'E' on verso (in hand of Freer staff member as writing matches accession number inscription).  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0400401  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.