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Miss Alexander

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1899.55
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York (receipt 4 December 1899) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1899; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:337 x 222 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 148 mm  
Note on size:slightly uneven edges at left, right and bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:beehive and 'DEDB'  
Medium:etching mh: drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:extensive wash and pen work in grey and black  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Some blots at the bottom, and areas at right where the brush has been tried out; the wash suggests that the dress originally went straight down over her chair. Note there is another head or portrait upside down. The fur is her tippet. Mansfield described the medium of the additional work as 'India ink', but it is applied as black and grey wash (fine work seems to be in brush or 'reed' pen); Susan Kitsoulis of the FGA says the medium does look like India ink to her.  


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:butterfly on recto in pen  
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) (not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'£1 2 / 4 2' on 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.