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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.328
State: 3/8

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, (Wunderlich receipt 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, November 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:176 x 246 mm  
Plate mark size:132 x 209 mm  
Other size:.07 thickness 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, kozo, horizontal chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of plate tone near plate corners and along bottom plate edge  
Note on foul biting:a few scattered flecks and faint marks from acid droplets at lower left  
Print note:only certain drypoint is series of broken lines that depict leftmost, curving rope (line?) extending from top of mast (stay?) to hull of second barge from front; short l-r diagonal and longer curved  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1863. / a [accent grave] Amsterdam - Tolhuis.- --'  
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:FGA folder sheet: In pencil on margin: S.H. Erased February 12th, 1924. Freer wrote in pencil, verso: W 82 - 1st state before the monogram. M. Smith wrote in pencil, verso: F1898.328 K.91  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.