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The Traghetto, No. 2

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1902.227
State: 9Cb/9

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., (Keppel receipt, 29 October 1902), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1902; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:247 x 303 mm  
Plate mark size:239 x 302 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Partial Fleur-de-lis (appears to be the same watermark as FGA 1903.148, Two Doorways)  
Medium:etching and drypoint with drypoint cancellation lines  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, uneven tone, darker near the plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:Many granular patches--at upper right, over the men and table, below the passageway, etc.  
Print note:  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 58-70 mm from left, ; butterfly of 1889/1891  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 42448' at lower left on verso; '4914' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'5 base [?] by Tuesday [crossed out] / Wednesday \ at 6' at lower right on the verso; 'S/reversed C' at lower center on the verso; 'FO xv' (x could be c reversed c), the xv underlined and superscript, at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.