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The Boy (Charlie Hanson)

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1893.91
State: 5/8

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:C.W. Dowdeswell (1832- 1915), London. Bought from Max Williams & Co., (receipts, 1 and 8 May 1893), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1893; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:236 x 212 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 149 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  
Watermarks:[H?] D countermark  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:mfm: Some tone, particularly on the shadow at right mh: Some tone, mostly at right behind and below the figure  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The effect of printing is softer and fuzzier than FGA 1898.351.  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
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:'FROM / C.W. DOWDESWELL / 36 CHANCERY LANE' stamp (C.W. Dowdeswell, Lugt 690); 'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W109' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; '339/9705' at upper right on the recto; '4464/30' at upper right on the verso; blue dot at lower left on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.