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The Little Pool

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1890.6
State: 7/9

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Purchased from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1890; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:115 x 135 mm  
Plate mark size:103 x 125 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese laid  
Note on the paper:kozo, even distribution, little debris, vertical chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Strong burr nut not so good an impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler - 1861 -' ('l' crossed instead of 't')  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'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:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'S.H. Erased June 16, 1925.' and 'Duplicate from Haden Collection.' originally on margin according to FGA folder sheet; '90.6' Veritype inscription on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.