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Eagle Wharf

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.270
State: 1/1

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:166 x 245 mm  
Plate mark size:136 x 214 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light green or light blue faded to off-white; 'antique' laid (pre 1800); much debris - uneven distribution  
Watermarks:I Honig Zoonen  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:minor, scattered near plate corners, in foreground and in water  
Print note:A good clear impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859.' and, on signboards: 'TYZAC. WHITELEY & Co' ['o' underscored]', 'W. BROWN [ 'N' reversed] / SAIL MAKER. / SHIP ['S' reversed] OWNER', 'EAGLE. / WHARF'  
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:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.39 - 1st [underscored] state' on verso by C. L. Freer; M. Smith records previously existing inscription 'S.H.' on etching's margin, erased 29 December 1923.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.