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The Lime-Burner

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1896.24

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought with a cancelled set of Thames etching 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:262 x 188 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 178 mm  
Note on size:with narrow margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800); little debris - even distribution, vertical chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:considerable throughout including granular effect (heavy in places) on walls of doorway.  
Print note:Drypoint cancellation with heavily incised (punched or stamped?) X at centre.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' in drypoint lower left; 'Whistler.' in etching lower right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859.'  
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:'W44 K46 G-76 M45' and 'The Lime-Burner' and 'E' on verso (in hand of Freer staff member as writing matches accession number inscription).  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.