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Nude Reclining

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.259
State: 1/1

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. by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903 (receipt 9 December 1904); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:215 x 308 mm  
Plate mark size:138 x 215 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 an old [German or Dutch?] inscription in brown ink on the verso  
Watermarks:basle crozier with three balls  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:grey and black wash on the outlines of the body, head and kerchief  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Presumably the impression used for the illustration for Kennedy's 'first' state; see the note about size discrepancy under 'State descr.' There is only one state for this etching. The burr is greyr ather than black  


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:'W113 'Sketch of a girl' 1st State.' at the lower left on the recto by C. L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.