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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1894.38
State: 4/5

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance: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:181 x 268 mm  
Plate mark size:101 x 126 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japan laid  
Note on the paper:'Japan tissue', ganpi, uneven distribution, little debris, horizontal chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:just a few scattered flecks and file mark at lower right corner  
Print note:A good impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:see Inscription  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'[D]ELIGHT 1861' on barge; 'The Works of James Whistler - Etchings and Dry Points, are on View at E. Thomas' Publisher / 39. Old Bond Street'  
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:not sure 'ELIGHT' (part name on stern of boat at left is really inscription)  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.67' on recto by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.