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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.160
State: 2/6

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:464 x 301 mm  
Plate mark size:271 x 197 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:much debris - even distribution  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with plate tone inforeground, on shirts of men and board with signature and date.  
Note on foul biting:large patch of droplets in sky to left of hanging chain..  
Print note:The tone gives an odd watery effect at the bottom of the sheet; long, arched scratch extends from wooden boards at upper left to lines of sky just above wharf buildings in background; a somewhat underinked impression with tiny uninked spots on walls of wharf at left, hanging equipment, wharf buildings in background, etc.  


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:M. Smith notes the previous existence of the inscription '1st state' (?) in graphite on recto in an unknown hand; it has been almost completely erased  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'very early state / F. W' (Frederick Wedmore) on recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.