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Soupe à trois sous

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.250
State: 1/1

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:243 x 330 mm  
Plate mark size:153 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japan laid  
Note on the paper:Eastern paper: kozo; much debris - even distribution, horizontal chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some pale tone near bottom of plate and at plate corners  
Note on foul biting:series of small droplets along lower right plate edge  
Print note:Check to make sure lines (shading of class in foreground, etc) that have a superficial resemblance to drypoint are, in fact, etched.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. '  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
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's margin. It waserased 1923.12.29.  
Collector's mark:'S.Haden' in graphite pencil on verso (F.S. Haden, see Lugt 1227)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W27' on verso by C.L.Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.