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The Riva

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1901.169
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co. ( receipt 10 December 1901), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1901; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:211 x 304 mm  
Plate mark size:199 x 264 mm  
Note on size:small to narrow margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is pinkish, almost buff  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:a small area of tone over the sky at right  
Note on foul biting:a few spots of foul biting at lower left and curving scratches at lower right  
Print note:Note that there is no drypoint in the first state  


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:'a 40450' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W157 / Riva No 1 / Trial with 2 women in middle foreground' at lower left on the verso, presumably by C.L. Freer; 'l / vc' (the 'c' reversed) at lower centre on the verso; '7No.0' (the '0' with a slash through it) at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.