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Sir Garnet Wolseley

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.123
State: 1/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Probably etched and printed on 24 November 1877, and acquired from Whistler by C. A. Howell. Bought from the collection of Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), through Obach & Co., London and New York, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 9 December 1903, for £92.0.0 (FGA vouchers 1903-9503); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:376 x 252 mm  
Plate mark size:301 x 176 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:touches of white gouache on the nose, cheek, moustache, beard and jaw  
Print tone:Selectively wiped-- with tone behind the head and over the torso; uneven traces of ink at the bottom of the plate.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This is the impression of the first state illustrated in Kennedy.  


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  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Lord Wolseley' and other words, unclear, unidentified writing at bottom edge, recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.