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Price's Candle Factory

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.170
State: 3b/13

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:197 x 325 mm  
Plate mark size:150 x 225 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book; with sew holes along the top sheet edge.  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With irregular tone on the sky and water  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A new state that appears to be between Kennedy's states I and Ia (if the slipped stroke he noted on only one impression really should be considered as a state)  


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:'Price's Candle works, early 1st state before the butterfly and before the topsail.' originally written by C.L. Freer in margin, erased 22 March 1924, according to FGA folder sheet.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.