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Chelsea Wharf

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.163
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Thomas Way (1837-1915), London; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, June 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:203 x 335 mm  
Plate mark size:90 x 190 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid (pre 1800), even distribution, much debris, horizontal chain lines  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:grey black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Printed with light overall plate tone.  
Note on foul biting:small dark patch at upper left corner and light foul biting at lower left; a number of small corrosion marks, mostly at left.  
Print note:Some corrosion marks in state I have been removed or are worn away, specifically to left of figure outlined at left foreground and at center right near plate mark; butterfly signature prints very faintly  


Whistler's sign on plate:angular butterfly and 'Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1863--'  
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:'Chelsea Wharf.' and 'Wedmore 81' and 'S' or '8' (? Illeg) on recto; the third in a different hand from the other two.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.