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San Biagio

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1908.3
State: 1/17

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from E. Gottschalk by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1907; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:215 x 310 mm  
Plate mark size:209 x 302 mm  
Note on size:printed ona sheet that is barely larger than the copper plate; with a deckle at top and bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper colour is ivory discoloured to buff  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:a few small, uneven patches of plate tone; inky fingerprints at lower right  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:A lightly and unevenly inked impression with many lines indistinct or broken and grainy; a "working proof"  


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:'From Gottshalk Dec. 07 San Biagio. W163.' upside-down at lower right on the verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.