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Ross Winans

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.322
State: 1/2

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


Paper size:253 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:249 x 201 mm  
Note on size:very narrow margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800), even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:Eight balls in a cone with a curled up end  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with plate tone on shaded areas at right and bottom  
Note on foul biting:lightly distributed over parts of background, legs and shaded areas, with dark patches at near left and right plate edges and lower corners; regular patch of texture, resembling roulette work, on sitter's right thigh may be from scraper used to remove old underlying lines  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' with 'Whistler" (the 't' uncrossed) faintly above it  
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:M. Smith notes previous existence of inscription "Portrait of Ross Winans. Mr. Avery thinks he has a later state. S.H." in graphite on old mount (now lost). It was erased 1924.02.12.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others: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.