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Temple Bar

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.3
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), London, by 1910. Bought from Obach & Co. receipt 10 January 1905 by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:351 x 244 mm  
Plate mark size:214 x 138 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:beehive DEDB  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale, irregular traces of tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:If this is the impression (ex coll Menpes?) of the first state illustrated in Kennedy, the faint horizontals under the peak of the roof at left do not show in the reproduction; however, if another impression was used for the illustration, this is a new state with those lines  


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:'NO 5405' at lower left on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W133' at lower centre on the recto and 'W133 Temple Bar' at lower centre on the verso, both by C.L. Freer; 'No 45' at lower centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.