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Price's Candle Factory

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1892.7
State: 4/13

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); sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892 (lot 204), bought by Frederick Keppel & Co., £2.5.0; sold to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, September 1892 (Keppel receipt); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:208 x 318 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 227 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 an old, faded ink inscription on the verso  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of tone on the water, with diagonal wiping marks; inky plate mark at the top and sides  
Note on foul biting:a few tiny pits and scratches  
Print note:  


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:butterfly 'imp.' + butterfly 'imp.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'2' at lower right to the right of the large butterfly signature  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Signed twice, with a large shaded butterfly at lower right and a later butterfly below the plate mark at left  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blindstamp (J.H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921) ; 'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt); stylized device at centre on the verso (this may be a version of Walter Dowdeswell's mark; see Lugt 799)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2.' at lower right on the verso; title and W number on the verso (possibly by C.L. Freer).  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.