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The Miser

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.311
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Probably acquired from Whistler by Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., New York, (Wunderlich receipt 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, November 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:123 x 166 mm  
Plate mark size:118 x 159 mm  
Note on size:very narrow margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japan laid  
Note on the paper:Eastern laid: kozo; much debris - even distribution; 27-28 mm between chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Very soft lines on the wall, more like soft ground etching; a very delicate impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler-'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
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:Traces of black ink, probably offsetting from another print, mid proper left, verso. Freer wrote in pencil, verso: W 65 Proof with Whistlers signature. Haden wrote in pencil, verso: SH. Freer's seal in red ink, verso. M. Smith wrote in pencil, verso: F1898.311 K69  
Collector's mark:'SH' in graphite pencil on verso (F.S. Haden, see Lugt 1227); 'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W65 Proof with Whistler's signature' on verso by C.L. Freer; tiny blue dot near lower left corner on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.