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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.336
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Hotel Drouot sale, 7 June 1905, bought by E.G. Deprez; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:234 x161 mm  
Plate mark size:205 x 130 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is ivory discoloured to buff  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:relatively even, medium tone  
Note on foul biting:pronounced vertical and slight diagonal scratches all over the plate, heaviest at upper right but somewhat fainter than those on FGA 1887.6; scattered flecks of foul biting, especially over the top of the well head and on the foreground turkeys  
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: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:'20458' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'cc/-/-' at lower right on the verso; 'From the Sale at the Hotel Druot. June 7/05 / Deprez bot [sic] for me W165' at lower centre on the recto, by C.L. Freer; 'Turkeys First State' at lower centre on the recto; 'W165' in at lower centre on the verso; 'Mr Freer' ('Freer' underlined) at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.