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The Storm

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1891.8

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., New York, (receipt 15 August 1891), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, August 1891; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:275 x 394 mm  
Plate mark size:155 x 284 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japan laid  
Note on the paper:even distribution, little debris, ganpi, horizontal chain lines  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:none  
Medium:drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with light overall plate tone, slightly darker near plate edges  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:very little burr, some soft flecking and overall tone ; a greyish 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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W77' on verso.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0810103  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.