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Under Old Battersea Bridge

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.93
State: 3/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), London; bought from Obach & Co. (receipt 23 July 1904) by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:336 x 213 mm  
Plate mark size:214 x 137 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Medium:etching, drypoint and tonal medium  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:Pronounced scattered flecks of foul biting.  
Print note:There is deliberate use of a tonal medium on the piers and span of Battersea Bridge; this is a slightly slipped impression.  


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:'From Obach + Co. - Menpes / June, 04.' at lower centre on the recto by C.L. Freer; 'Very rare' (underlined) a lower left on the recto; title and catalogue number at lower right on the recto; '102' at centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.