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Steamboats off the Tower

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.352
State: 4/4

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., (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:227 x 352 mm  
Plate mark size:154 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'De Erven Dk Blauw'  
Ink colour: black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:a band of tone over the ships and buildings in the middle of the plate, except for a very small clean-wiped patch on the horizon to the left of the buildings; with smaller patches of tone at the plate corners  
Note on foul biting:scattered tiny pits and flecks  
Print note:The ink is warm black in colour.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly 'x'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'x' to the right of the butterfly signature  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'S. Haden' in graphite pencil at lower left on verso (F.S. Haden, see Lugt 1227)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.114 / From Custom House' at lower centre on the verso; 'W114' at lower right 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.