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The Pool

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1888.34
State: 4/6

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


Paper size:270 x 368 mm  
Plate mark size:138 x 213 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' (post 1800) medium weight laid ; much debris - uneven distribution, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:partial: 'HP' in a shield with flower pendant (HALLINES); same watermark as 1905.113, K46  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:Mostly around figure in boat but scattered flecks in water to his right and in middleground.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler..'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859.' and, on signboards, 'COOPER.', 'St (the 'S' reversed) GEORGE'S WF (the 'F' underscored)', 'NEW CRANE. / TO LET'; on boat at lower right, 'JANE No 6'  
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 notes traces of erased inscriptions 'W41' and 'DIO4O' in graphite on recto in an unknown hand.  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'1st [underscored] State before the sky was added in drypoint' and 'W41' on recto and 'W41' on verso by C.L. Freer; 'Hx 226' (22L?) and 'Mount' on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.