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The Riva

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1893.92/1892.15

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Max Williams Co. by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1893; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:206 x 295 mm  
Plate mark size:200 x 295 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:yes  
Watermarks:none  
Medium:etching and drypoint with drypoint cancellation  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale, even tone  
Note on foul biting:  
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 48-62 mm from left, height 5mm; butterfly of 1889  

 

Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:small, unshaded butterfly  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'1249' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K1920401  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.