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Battersea Morn

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.106
State: 1/5

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 28 October 1905) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:170 x 247 mm  
Plate mark size:147 x 225 mm  
Note on size:small margins; trimmed along a ruled graphite line at the bottom (and probably at the sides)  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:B/TH in elaborated circle (Chicago watermark 63)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Somewhat uneven overall tone; with two small, carefully wiped plumes of smoke to the left of the rightmost smokestack.  
Note on foul biting:Tiny spot of corrosion on the plate at lower right, below the hull shown on a diagonal.  
Print note:The ink is a dark warm black.  


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: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:'W125 Battersea Dawn- Obach + Co. June. 1905 Early State' at lower centre 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.