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The Dam Wood

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.106
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance: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:412 x 303 mm  
Plate mark size:177 x 113 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book; with sew holes along the left sheet edge and an old [Latin?] inscription in brown ink along the left sheet edge  
Watermarks:IV ? Countermark  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with pale overall plate tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This is a new state, between Kennedy's second and third  


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:butterfly 'imp'  
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:'1707' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W120' written on verso by C.L. Freer, and 'printed on old Dutch paper', possibly by C.L. Freer; '107' at lower centre on the verso; 'Hy.' at lower right on verso; '2400' (the 00 underlined superscript) at lower right on recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.