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St James's Street

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.367
State: 4/4

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:  
Plate mark size:275 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light tone at top, right and bottom  
Note on foul biting:some pits and scratches in the sky  
Print note:This is Kennedy's fourth state, with the reduced plate; it was formerly catalogued as the third state; FGA also has an impression of a reproduction of K169, in reverse; they call it a lithograph, but that is not necessarily a correct identification of the medium  


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: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:According to FGA folder sheet: on margin in Mr. Freer's handwriting: 'The etching.' written by C.L.Freer in margin, partly erased 25 March 1924, on mid bottom edge, recto; 'W 140 St. James Place' in unidentified writing on recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.