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Longshore men

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1890.5
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., New York, (receipt, 9 April 1890), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1890; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:243 x 328 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 224 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japan laid  
Note on the paper:with inclusions, kozo, even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:faint traces of tone near plate edges  
Note on foul biting:mostly near upper left and lower left and right plate corners  
Print note:note how partially scraped out horizontal lines on front left figure's sleeve resemble drypoint--and the fact that scraping-out impliest there was at least one proof before it was done.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859.'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler.'  
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 'C.L.F. Very early proof' in graphite on print's folder sheet (erased 1924.3.29) and another erased inscription 'Very early proof' in graphite on print's recto by Freer. She records various other descriptive (title, subject, K#, paper) inscriptions in graphite on mat and "From the Coll. of J.A. Rose esq. Sotheby's June 1876 (Lot 717) [sterling symbol]n-ccs/-- From the collections of J Anderson Rose (Son of Suzanna Rose) and of Sir Wm. (underscored) Drake. (See Drake's note at back)."  
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.