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Eagle Wharf

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1896.20

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

 

Paper size:146 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:138 x 214 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:much yellower than other cancelled Thames impressions at FGA; little debris - even distribution  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:none  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:traces near plate corners, in foreground and in water  
Print note:A rather bare impression , with drypoint cancellation lines.  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859.' and, on signboards: 'TYZAC. WHITELEY & Co. (underscored)', 'W. BROWN (the 'N' reversed) / SAIL MAKER. / SHIP (the '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:'W39 K41 Gr41 M40' and 'Eagle Wharf' and 'E' on verso (in hand of Freer staff member as writing matches accession number inscription); 'F1896.20 K41' written by M. Smith on verso.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0410201  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.