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Portrait of a man

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1892.2
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Dr Riggall. Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson, London (ca 1829 - d. 1891); Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892; bought from Deprez & Gutekunst, London, (receipt, 5 March 1892), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, March 1892; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:256 x 172 mm  
Plate mark size:228 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):china laid  
Note on the paper:Eastern laid: hosho; little debris - even distribution; 36 mm between chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:clean-wiped  
Note on foul biting:minor scattered flecks from abrasion, not acid  
Print note:Strong impression with clear, clean-cut lines and with considerable drypoint burr  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1860.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
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:FGA folder sheet: Trial proof. Hutchinson Collection stamp in the margin. Freer wrote in pencil, verso: W.D. Mr. Mann. W. 58. Dr. Riggalli's proof mentioned in Wedmore. Freer's seal, without color, in bottom proper left corner. Hutchinson's seal, without color, bottom proper right corner. Unidentified writing in pencil, verso: 9303. M. Smith wrote in pencil, verso: F1892.2 K63  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blindstamp (J. H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921) and 'F' stamp (C. L. Freer)  
Dealers' stock nos:'9303' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.W.' [underscored] on verso; 'Mr. Mann. W58. Dr. Riggall's proof mentioned in Wedmore.'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.