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Florence Leyland

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.166
State: 9/11

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:317 x 213 mm  
Plate mark size:214 x 138 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; with stitching holes along the left sheet edge, 'antique' laid (pre 1800), even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:'P D' ? Countermark  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With plate tone at left and bottom of the plate, heavy over shading at the left of the skirt and leg  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Soft burr  


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:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W96 Florence Leyland 5th state before Thos. Way's state /05' written by C.L. Freer on bottom edge, recto, erased; according to FGA folder sheet, 'notes on margin in Mr. Freer's writing. Erased March 14th, 1924.' ; blue dot at lower left on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.