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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.164
State: 4/6

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


Paper size:276 x 195 mm  
Plate mark size:198 x 130 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, vertical chain lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Some faint tone near both upper and lower left plate corners  
Note on foul biting:Two faint corrosion marks and series of l-r diagonal scratches above it are barely visible  
Print note:A more light impression. Spot of foul biting present in 1898.329 (between Kennedy states I and II) is not present or uninked) in this impression of state II  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.' (the 't' uncrossed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'63.'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper: butterfly and 'imp' (with horizontal line through 'imp') at lower right, below platemark  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:' "Weary" ' at lower centre (very faint, mostly erased)  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:M. Smith notes previously existing inscription in C.L. Freer's hand, 'Weary' in graphite on print's margin.  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt), very faint at lower left on recto  
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.