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Free Trade Wharf

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.363
State: 4/8

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London; bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipt, 9 November 1898) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:193 x 315 mm  
Plate mark size:99 x 187 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:illegible countermark?  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pale, even, overall tone  
Note on foul biting:As on FGA 1888.36 but heavier in appearance  
Print note:The drypoint lines on this impression are stronger than on FGA 1888.36; this is a slightly inkier impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'[…]CKS', back to front, on roof of wharf building  
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  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W134' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.