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J. Becquet, Sculptor

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1896.25

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879. Bought 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:261 x 199 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 191 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, horizontal chain lines  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:partial: bottom of fleur-de-lis with WK below (see 96.26, K66)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printd with pale, regular tone on foreground and background  
Note on foul biting:minimal; tiny flecks and scratches to left and righ tof figure's head and shoulders and near bottom of plate  
Print note:drypoint cancellation lines with three deeply incised (punched or stamped?) 'Xs'  

 

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:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W46 K52 Gr50 M52' and 'Becquet' 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  
ID:K0520501  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.