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The Boy (Charlie Hanson)

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.350
State: 1/8

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 Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipt, 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:353 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:225 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:De Erven Dk Blauw  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pale tone near the plate edges; with an inky plate mark  
Note on foul biting:several tiny pits and scratches  
Print note:It appears that Kennedy's description of the first state is incorrect. (See "State descr.) This is presumably the impression from the Haden collection, noted by Kennedy in his text but not illustrated. The plate has a partial sketch of an upside-down head by the figure's feet.  


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:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'2282' at the lower centre on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W109 Trial before the monogram + background' at the lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; '1st before Japanese mark' at the lower left on the verso (possibly by F.S. Haden); 'u/gt/.' and '£ 4' at the lower centre on the recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.