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Battersea Morn

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1892.18
State: 2/5

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 210), bought by Frederick Keppel & Co., £3.3.0; 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:156 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:148 x 223 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour: black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:with two small, carefully wiped plumes of smoke to the left of the rightmost smokestack  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:' "Battersea Morn" - Dry Point' at lower left on the verso possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 59-81 mm from left, height 8 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blind stamp (J.H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921); 'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'9286' at upper right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.125 2nd State' at lower centre on the verso written by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.