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Maud, Standing

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.85
State: 2/16

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:316 x 194 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 150 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid paper, removed from a book.  
Watermarks:'FD' (?) countermark  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil: the 'tippet,' the back of the bodice and parts of the outlines of the front and back of the dress are drawn in pen or brush and dark brown wash  
Print tone:Some plate tone near the plate edges and to the right and below the figure; with an inky plate mark.  
Note on foul biting:Acid droplets at the upper left.  
Print note:This is presumably the impression illustrated by Kennedy for the second 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:'Eledefcryus fam grammatice memenat Gelling 13 cap 14 ...Elysnice foror fuit Gimom duce in ...cfg ukor. Postea nupta fuit Gallice vid sep Binon-5 ' old Latin and Dutch [?] inscriptions, unclear, in brown ink in two hands on verso; 'No 28' in graphite pencil in the centre verso; 'Maude - trial proof - before the monogram' (originally in margin, with purchase notes, erased 14 March 1904, according to FGA folder sheet); 'W 99 Intermediate trial proof before 1st impression June /04' written by C.L.Freer, erased, recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.