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Shipping at Liverpool

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.330
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, (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:324 x 216 mm  
Plate mark size:229 x 152 mm  
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, little debris, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:Beehive with DEDB, flowering plant above and flourishes below  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some light overall plate tone  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and two larger acid spots near plate edge at upper left  
Print note:Etched lines of masts, rigging and figures are printed with retroussage, giving impression of burry drypoint; some lines of masts and rigging in background and middleground are exceptionally wide, producing (?)  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1867 -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
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 previously existing inscription 'S.H.' in graphite on print's margin. It was erased 1925.06.15.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W84' on verso by C.L. Freer; two tiny blue dots near lower left corner on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.