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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.314
State: 4/5

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


Paper size:132 x 152 mm  
Plate mark size:101 x 125 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid (pre 1800), even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with very light overall plate tone  
Note on foul biting:just a few scattered flecks and file mark at lower right corner  
Print note:fine drypoint lines in sky at right print more strongly than on 1894.38, also state III  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'[D]ELIGHT / 1861' and 'The Works of. James Whistler: Etchings and Dry Points, are / on View at E. Thomas' .. Publisher / 39. Old Bond Street / London.'  
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 previously existing inscription 'S.H.' in graphite on print's margin. It was erased 1925.06.25; 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: 'W67 first state' 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.