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The Muff

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1892.4
State: 2/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891), London; sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892 (lot 211), bought by Deprez & Gutekunst, £2.15.0; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1892 (Deprez & Gutekunst receipt, 5 March 1892); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:156 x 90 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 75 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:This appears to be from the same sheet as FGA 1898.360; 'modern' laid (post 1800), even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:partial Pro Patria (?)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of plate tone at right  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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: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); 'AH' in a circle, below platemark; Freer's seal, complete and without color, below plate mark, and partial and without color, in top margin.  
Dealers' stock nos:'9454' at centre on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'9454 The Muff 183(?) 2' in unidentified writing, erased, recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.