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The Two Doorways

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.148
State: 1/13

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co. ( receipt 11 July 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:270 x 372 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 290 mm  
Note on size:.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):modern laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial: Fleur de lys with VGL in cursive letters below.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
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:(butterfly) 'imp. 1st. State - 1st Impression - Printed in Venice -' (written by Whistler on recto, according to FGA folder sheet); 'as/as/-' in unidentified writing on verso; 'W 158' written by Freer on recto; 'W 158' [erased] in unidentified writing on recto; 'Obach & Co , July. 03' written by Freer on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.