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Vauxhall Bridge

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1894.37
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock nos. a 10948c, 16938). Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, (receipt 31 May 1894), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, June 1894; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:167 x 258 mm  
Plate mark size:68 x 114 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:soiled; appears to be partial sheet removed from a book; 'antique' laid (pre 1800), uneven distribution, much debris, horizontal chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with some light plate tone on sky, water and foreground  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:printed with burr, clear detail, quite a good impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1861.'  
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:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 10948c' (the 'c' as superscript) and 'a 16938' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'with the date - 2nd state' on recto and 'W66' on verso by C.L. Freer; 'Whistler- Vauxhall Bridge' on recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.