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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1893.46

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879.Purchased from Knoedler & Co. Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1893; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:322 x 240 mm  
Plate mark size:285 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'moden' laid (post 1800), even distribution, little debris, horizontal chain lines  
Watermarks:partial: Crown with horns  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:FGA folder sheet: (In pencil on the margin, in an unknown writing). The two figures, Ridley, the Artist, and Freer. (G.D.G., 1921) This has no reference to Mr. Charles L. Freer, and must be an erroneous entry. See Mansfield, 82. Freer wrote in pencil, recto: wanted Unidentified writing in pencil, recto: W 75 93.46 W75 K82 M82 The two figures, Ridley, the artist & Freer "Encamping" (night effect.) Dry point very rare Not in K [erased] Unidentified writing in pencil, erased, below "93.46": Pencil line 15 mm long on verso (ms)  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The two figures, Ridley, the artist + Freer' at lower right recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.