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F. R. Leyland

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1907.150
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson, London (ca 1829 - d. 1891). Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. Bought from E. L. Knoedler (receipt, 9 April 1907), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1907; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:307 x 187 mm  
Plate mark size:294 x 176 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:uneven distribution, little debris, kozo, vertical chain lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with plate tone around the figure; distinct vertical and left-right diagonal wiping marks at upper left;with inky fingerprints  
Note on foul biting:several patches, including an area at upper right, behind the figure's head and arm, that appears to have been intentional in order to create a shadow effect  
Print note:It appears that Whister applied ink over the lines of the subject, rather than inking the entire plate, resulting in a 'halo' effect.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blindstamp (J. H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921), stamped on paper after it wasglued to mount)  
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.