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A Lady wearing a hat with a feather

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.406
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; bought from Wunderlich & Co. (receipt for T.W. Dewing, 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:318 x 187 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 150 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:Black crayon/chalk and white gouache; see description under 'Print Note'  
Print tone:plate tone at the plate corners and over the shading behind the 'bustle'  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There is considerable work in black crayon, including shading around the figure's left arm and hand and the post or end of the ledge, shading beneath the ledge and the butterfly signature; there is white gouache on the hat, the outline of the face and lips, the ruffle at the figure's neck, over the shading on her bodice, on her left and right hands and on the front edge of her coat; note the very heavy drypoint lines on the hat, outline of the coat and skirt and some folds of drapery.  


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:butterfly  
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:Whistler's butterfly signature is one of the black crayon additions to the image  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Supp 364' at the lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; blue dot at the lower left corner on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.