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Sir Garnet Wolseley

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.266
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought through T. W. Dewing from Obach & Co., (Obach receipts, 9 December 1903 and 6 January 1904) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 24 October 1903, for $330.00 (FGA vouchers, 1903_9485); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:308 x 175 mm  
Plate mark size:301 x 175 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Selectively wiped, with light tone over the figure and heavier tone at the bottom of the plate  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This is a 'dry' impression, without the burr apparent in Kennedy's illustration of the fourth state.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 40- 60 mm from left, height 7 mm; butterfly of 1887/1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 38116' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.138' on verso of the tab.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.