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Speke Shore

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.355
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (Wunderlich receipt, 9 November 1898), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:157 x 238 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 227 mm  
Note on size:with small margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book; with a fragment of an old [Dutch?] inscription in brown ink on the verso  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:irregular plate tone near the plate edges (some may be bitten into the plate--open bite? corrosion?)  
Note on foul biting:extensive foul biting or corrosion along the plate edges, particularly at the corners  
Print note:Could the foul biting or corrosion have resulted from earlier use of the plate? (as the subject is drawn in pure drypoint, there would have been no need to use acid on the plate) Or, could the subject have been drawn on the back of a plate? (thus explaining the corrosion/foul biting)  


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:'W119 Speke Shore' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer; 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.