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Doorway and Vine

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1902.231
State: 3/18

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co. (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:238 x 173 mm  
Plate mark size:234 x 170 mm  
Note on size:with very narrow margins outside the plate mark  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:hunting horn (Chicago watermark 182)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale plate tone, slightly darker at the upper left and darkest over the lower quarter of the plate  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and small patches near the plate edges  
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 45-65 mm from left, height 4 mm; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W161 First undescribed state' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer; '16' (?) at upper left on the verso; 'Fox (or c next to reversed c) . 0 with slash' on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.