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Little Smithfield

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1901.19
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York. Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. through T. W. Dewing (receipt 13 March 1901) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1901; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:139 x 98 mm  
Plate mark size:134 x 98 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With tone over the lower quarter of the plate  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks, especially at the top and right of the plate  
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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 22-35 mm from left, 5 mm height; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp (Howard Mansfield, Lugt 1342)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 34675' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Lot 58' at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.