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Maud, Standing

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.84
State: 1/16

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), London. Bought from Obach & Co. (receipt 23 July 1904), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:334 x 205 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book; with irregularities along the left sheet edge, 'antique' laid (pre 1800), even distribution, much debris, vertical chain lines  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With considerable selective tone, heaviest along the lower right portion of the plate; with an inky plate mark.  
Note on foul biting:Acid droplets at the upper left.  
Print note:Probably the impression illustrated by Kennedy for the first state.  


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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W 99 Maude trial proof before the monogram June, 04' written by C.L. Freer, bottom edge, recto (erased 14 March 1924, according to FGA folder sheet.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.