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The Riva

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1901.170
State: 2/4

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:206 x 302 mm  
Plate mark size:200 x 295 mm  
Note on size:narrow margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, with inky plate edges and a blotch of ink at the upper right plate edge  
Note on foul biting:a small dark acid spot at centre, near the lower plate edge; a patch of much lighter acid droplets to the right of the spot; additional droplets on and below the wall at left; scraping marks at lower centre; many scratches on the plate  
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: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:'undescribed Trial proof. Nets darkened, 2 figures in foreground still remaining, / - but with added work in upper left corner. And with lines added in sky' on the verso; 'l / > / c' (the 'c' reversed) at lower centre on the verso; 'Hwx (or c next to reversed c).0' (a slash through the 0) at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.