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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.177
State: 5/5

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:200 x 320 mm  
Plate mark size:133 x 207 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:eagle (two-headed?)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Some pale plate tone, slightly darker near the plate edges  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:This impression of the 'fourth state' prints somewhat more strongly than FGA 1889.22  


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:The Printsellers' Association with 'HE' at centre blindstamp (see Lugt 2050 and 2051)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'3' at lower right on the recto; 'E207 Battersea' at lower left on the verso; 'Wedmore 146' at lower right on the verso, '3/3/-' at lower left on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.