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Fishing Boats, Hastings

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.105
State: 2/4

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:212 x 333 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 253 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid paper, removed from a book, with sew holes in the upper margin  
Watermarks:'P' (?) countermark  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:heavily touched with black (india ink?) wash that shades the fishermen's huts, the two hulls and part of the mets at right and the two roofs in the right background  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:flecks in the sky at upper left  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Hastings -'  
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 5404' at lower left on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'plate destroyed W 131 Hastings Obach & Co.' unclear inscription; 'touched with Indian ink' written by C.L. Freer, erased 22 March 1924, bottom margin, recto; 'No 5404' in unidentified writing on recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.