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Sketch of Houses

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1902.279
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Henry Studdy Theobald (1847-1934), London. Owner not named by Kennedy, 1910. Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1902; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:220 x 278 mm  
Plate mark size:158 x 225 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid paper  
Watermarks:illegible fragment  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Pale, even, overall tone; with an inky plate mark.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This is the impression illustrated in Kennedy; it is a slipped impression, affecting the lines from the centre to the right, which appear doubled.  


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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'8429' a lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Not described' and 'Probably unique.-----F.W.' (probably Frederick Wedmore) at lower right on the recto; 'V.' in red pencil at lower right on the recto; 'pc/-' at lower right on the verso; '6/-/-' at the lower right on the recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.