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A Lady at a Window

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.258
State: 3/4

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., (receipts, 9 December 1903 and 6 January 1904), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:310 x 247 mm  
Plate mark size:231 x 158 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The lower margin is irregular, with a torn sheet edge  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Selectively wiped at upper centre and across the figure's skirt and on the walls to either side of it.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Is this the impression used by Kennedy to illustrate the third state? Note the similarity of the setting to that of 'Finette'.  


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: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 / 2nd State' at lower left on the recto by C.L. Freer; 'W111' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer; '149' at centre 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.