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The Little Forge, Liverpool

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1892.11
State: 11/16

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891), London; sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 May 1892 (lot 160), bought by Frederick Keppel & Co., £1.15.0; sold to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 15 April 1892 (Keppel receipt); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:227 x 152 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 heavy plate tone on the walls and ceiling  
Note on foul biting:small pits and scratches on the lower portion of the plate  
Print note:It is printed in warm black ink.  


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  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'x' next to butterfly in the lower right margin  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blind stamp (J. H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'3' at lower right on the recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.