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Old Hungerford Bridge

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1888.39
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London through Frederick Keppel & Co., New York receipt 10 november 1888, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, November 1888; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:231 x 320 mm  
Plate mark size:138 x 213 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  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks throughout, a somewhat greater concentration in water at lower right  
Print note:scratch or slipped stroke visible in 1898.325 (state II) is not visible, but a new scratch (partly burnished?) appears through rowboat with men at left of center and extends through shoreline in foreground  


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:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'84076' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others: 'W80' on verso by C.L. Freer; 'Old Hungerford' on recto and '3' on verso in different hands; 'Pxv' (the 'v' underscored) on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.