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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.226
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 21 July 1906), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1906; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:320 x 196 mm  
Plate mark size:275 x 184 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid paper, removed from a book.  
Watermarks:'IV ' countermark  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with pale tone on the upper portion of the plate  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Presumably the impression of the first state illustrated in Kennedy.  


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:'[Greek word] ppe legatos roducit prion addel s:21.2' old Greek inscription in brown ink on the verso; one line of old Dutch writing verso; 'Swinburne - Obach - Aug./06.' and 'It was, no doubt, thought to be a portrait of Swinburne at the time of its purchase' on the margin (erased 2 January 1924, according to FGA folder sheet); 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.