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J. Becquet, Sculptor

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1892.32
State: 3/6

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891); probably sold at auction, Sotheby's, 3 March 1892; bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, (receipt 13 April 1892), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, April 1892; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:347 x 254 mm  
Plate mark size:255 x 193 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: ganpi; much debris - even distribution; M. Smith describes it as "thin ganpi with a slight sheen."  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with some plate tone on background  
Note on foul biting:large patch above bottom plate edge, scattered flecks and small patches on upper third of plate to left and right of figure, vise mark at lower right corner two small, prominent spots at lower right and series of small spots between figure's arm and right plate edge print less strongly than on 1898.284; numerous remnants of lines from earlier design--along right edge of printed subject, across right arm and cello and at lower left plate edge  
Print note:A very fine impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:Hutchinson blind stamp is barely visible in margin below lower left corner of plate; M. Smith ascribes '9306' on verso to Freer, but it looks more like a dealer stock number?  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blindstamp (J. H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921)  
Dealers' stock nos:'9306' on verso.  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.