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Chelsea Bridge and Church

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1894.39
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, (receipt 21 August 1894), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, September 1894; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:125 x 189 mm  
Plate mark size:102 x 167 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800), even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with considerable, selectively wiped plate tone, the sky above landscape and bridge and water at right more clean-wiped  
Note on foul biting:many small flecks near top of plate  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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 in C.L. Freer's hand, 'darkly printed --- last state' in graphite on old mount (now lost).  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 19982' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W85' by C.L. Freer on verso; 'Eo' (the 'E' in reverse) on verso; tiny green 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.