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Florence Leyland

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.342
State: 10/11

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; 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:333 x 213 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; with stitching holes at the right sheet edge; 'antique' laid (pre 1800), even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:' D' ? Countermark  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:considerable plate tone on the left, heavier at the top and over the shading  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Unclear if this is a new state or if Kennedy's description was in error. See 'State descr.' below.  


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:'Whistler' (underlined)  
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:'S.H. / Erased June 16, 1925' (formerly on margin, according to FGA folder sheet); 'W 96 final state. Haden' (?) wrote on recto, below plate mark; 'W96 final state' at the lower left on the verso written by C.L. Freer; 'Whistler' written by Freer on verso; '96 final state' in unidentified writing on verso; 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.