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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.335
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipt, 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:238 x 160 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 131 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid paper, removed from a book.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of plate tone near the plate corners  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The drypoint lines on this impression print more strongly and clearly than they do on the Kennedy illustration.  


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:'Whistler' (underlined)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'5.' probably by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:'S.H. Erased March 12th, 1924.' according to FGA folder sheet;  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'...desuruts = 4 2 Sam V:5-50', two lines of old inscription in brown ink on the verso (cut across when the paper was trimmed; the line at the top proper right is half cut off and unclear). 'W 90 Fosco.' written by C.L. Freer on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.