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Steamboat Fleet, Chelsea

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.401
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance: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:196 x 321 mm  
Plate mark size:137 x 213 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 sew holes at the bottom sheet edge and an old [Latin?] inscription in brown ink on the verso  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with tone over the boats and shoreline, near the left plate edge and at upper left  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The plate tone creates a nocturnal or dusk effect.  


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:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'p e i d a a vide Dict Coluthi pag 25' old writing in brown ink, verso; 'S.H. 3 of 21.' and 'Opposite Lindsay Row, not described.'(originally on margin, according to FGA folder sheet, erased 22 March 1924); 'W 225 Haden Coll 83' written by C.L. Freer, erased, bottom edge, recto; 'C. L. F.' unidentified writing , verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.