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Florence Leyland

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.21
State: 7/11

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Keppel & Co., (receipt 7 September 1889), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:314 x 195 mm  
Plate mark size:213 x 137 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book, 'antique' laid (pre 1800), even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:illegible countermark?  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:plate tone at upper left with irregular traces at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The ink is dark brown or a warm black, the burr soft, inking a bit pale and irregular at the bottom.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'I am Flo'  
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:Handwriting in brown ink matches writing on K112 F1898.344  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'8 41775 11' erased, bottom margin and corners, recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'vs 35:36. Evaldÿkid Pag 27.hierlÿklrd def Mel Siaf.' in brown ink on recto; 'Vs 47. Enckdeed den nug aan hare neuse en de annbanden aan hare annen.' in brown ink on verso; 'vs 63. N: S:v:Leenwaerden Goddg:yheu. Je. 83.' in another hand in brown ink on verso; 'Trial proof before the feet showing inscription on plate, 'I am Flo.'... Erased March 14th, 1924.' (originally on margin according to FGA folder sheet); 'W96' written on verso by C.L. Freer; 'W 96 before the feet, trial proof.' written by C.L. Freer, erased, unclear; ; '52 P 11/1' unidentified writing, erased, verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.