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The Guitar Player (M.W. Ridley)

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.26
State: 4/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:350 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:275 x 177 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:There is some plate tone on the jacket and trousers as well as on and to the right of the shading at right.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The ink is warm black, and the effect is dark, with burr on the figure.  


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:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'92433'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W122' at lower center on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'Guitar Player' at lower centre on the verso; 'NX' (or reversed C next to C) with 'vx' (or reversed c next to c) superscript and underlined; 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.