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From Billingsgate

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.291
State: 2/8

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), London. Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt 19 October 1904) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:190 x 313 mm  
Plate mark size:147 x 224 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:HCH countermark?  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, uneven plate tone, with some areas disturbed in printing; with an inky plate mark  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The ink appears a warm black on this paper, and it was printed with noticeable burr, with blobs of ink on the 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  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2' at lower right on the recto (possibly by Whistler); '193' at lower right on the verso; 'W130 A sketch from Billingsgate - Trial proof. / From Obach + Co. Nov. 1904' at lower right 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.