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A Lady at a Window

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.257
State: 1/4

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 (receipts, 9 December 1903 and 6 January 1904); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:350 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:232 x 158 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:beehive ' DEDB'  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very light, even tone, mostly at the centre of the plate; inky fingerprints in the margins and on the verso  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note: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:'W111 Reading at a window / 1st state' at lower left on the recto by C.L. Freer; '9 x 6'; '148 at lower centre on the verso; 'W111' , crossed out at centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.