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Irving as Philip of Spain, No. 2

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.59
State: 3/6

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt 24 May 1904) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:453 x 224 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 151 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:PD? Countermark?  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:mfm: Tone on left, not quite reaching the right edge, leaving a series of irregular curves down the right. mh: the ink was dabbed on the plate but never wiped over the entire surface; rather, it was selectively wiped in the image area, with the face and torso wiped cleaner and darker tone left around the figure; there are diagonal wiping marks at the bottom.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:'3rd State 2nd plate' in lower centre on the recto, 'W139' at lower centre on the recto and 'From Obach + Co £685 (the '5' superscript)' at lower centre on the verso, all by C.L. Freer; 'x' in a box at lower right on the recto; 'No 40' at lower centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.