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Axenfeld

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1893.43

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:323 x 253 mm  
Plate mark size:225 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. 1860.' ('6' reversed)  
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:Freer wrote in pencil, recto: Have Unidentified writing in pencil, recto: W 61 93.43 W61 K64 Gr62 M64 Axenfeld 1860 Dry-point Unidentified writing in pencil, under "93.43":  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0640401  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.