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Temple Bar

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.4
State: 2/4

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. (Obach receipts, 10 January and 23 February 1905) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:393 x 260 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:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Irregular patches of tone, mostly at the upper left and centre  
Note on foul biting:  
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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'No 5406' 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; '45a' (the 'a' superscript and underlined) at centre right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.