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Tillie: A Model

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.57
State: 5/5

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), London, 1910; bought from Obach & Co. (receipts 23 April and 24 May 1904), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:322 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:234 x 159 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 old [Latin?] inscription in brown ink on the verso  
Watermarks:B/TH in elaborated circle (Chicago watermark 62)  
Ink colour: black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:shadows around the figure added with brush and wash  
Print tone:some light plate tone along the right side of the plate  
Note on foul biting:A large spot of foul biting with droplets above it at the lower left beveled plate edge; another spot near the lower right beveled edge.  
Print note:The brush and wash additions are in black and grey wash; this is the impression of the fourth state illustrated in Kennedy.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:'From Obach + Co £84' at the lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'Aud papier' at the lower left on the verso; blue dot at lower left corner on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.