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The Pool

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.274
State: 4/6

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:144 x 217 mm  
Plate mark size:139 x 213 mm  
Note on size:with narrow margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japan laid  
Note on the paper:Eastern paper: kozo; little debris - even distribution, vertical chain lines.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:pale overall tone  
Note on foul biting:Mostly around figure in boat but scattered flecks in water to his right and in middleground.  
Print note:New work in sky is drypoint; Some areas appear slightly bare, otherwise a good impression.  


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 records previously existing inscription "S.H." in graphite on print. It was erased 1924.3.29  
Collector's mark:no  
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.