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The Dam Wood

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.237
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Sir John Day (1826- 1908), London. Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 22 September 1906) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1906; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:212 x 162 mm  
Plate mark size:176 x 113 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with traces of tone near the plate edges  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There is a problem with Kennedy's illustration of the first state (see State Descr.)  


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:'JCD' blindstamp (Sir John Day, Lugt 526)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'3 x' at lower right on the recto; 'N.N' at lower right on the verso; 'Obach + Co / Oct/06' and 'Trial proof before the butterfly and work on small trees in the distance' at lower left and lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.