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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1909.73
State: 3/6

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Albert Rouillier by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 21 April 1909; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:278 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:275 x 201 mm  
Note on size:trimmed to or just outside plate mark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800); much debris - even distribution; 37 mm between chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Some light plate tone on shirts of men in foreground  
Note on foul biting:large patch of droplets in sky to left of hanging chain with scattered flecks above and to the left of the patch; light foul biting near upper left and lower right corners  
Print note:Strong burr on the foreground figure  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Freer wrote in pencil, verso: From Roullier April 20/09. Unidentified writing in pencil, verso: 41 Trial proof R. Rotherhithe TO (?). [A line of erased, illegible writing extends beyond "Trial proof R." ] Veritype writing in pencil, verso: 09.73 Some heavily inked lines of image have stained through to the verso. M. Smith wrote in pencil, verso: K.66  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'From Rouillier / April 20/09' on verso by C.L. Freer; 'Trial proof. R.' and '41' and 'Rotherhithe [illeg]' on verso in different hands.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.