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36

Z. Astruc, Editor of 'L'Artiste'

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1893.38

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. Purchased from Knoedler & Co. Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1893; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:322 x 250 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800), even distribution, little debris, horizontal chain lines  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:partial: Van Gelder  
Medium:drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler- 1859 -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
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:'Have' written by Freer on recto; "W 52 93.38 W49 K53 Gr51 M53 'Astruc, a Literary Man' or 'Davis' 1859 Dry point Dry-point Not in K" erased, in unidentified writing on recto; unidentified writing, erased, under '93.38'.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0530301  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.