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C. L. Drouet, Sculptor

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.27

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, December 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:244 x 166 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 153 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:much debris - even distribution  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:none  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with very faint plate tone near plate edges  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and larger patch, resembling a fingerprint, near lower left corner  
Print note:A good, strong and dramatic impression with rich burr  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859.' and 'Whistler Maitre Eaufortier'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Drouet. Sculpteur -'  
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:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'92474' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W53' by C.L. Freer on verso; 'PC [illegible]' on verso (possibly collector's initials?)  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0550205  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.