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Riva, No. 2

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1887.16
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1887; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:208 x 303 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 303 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:light overall tone, slightly darker at the lower left and upper right corners  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; before the regular patches found on FGA 1898.397  
Print note:The ink is a somewhat reddish brown; the state is the same as FGA 1898.397 and 1905.6 (Kennedy's first state); it is a later impression than 1905.6 but is earlier than 1898.397 (see State descr.)  


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 61-78 mm from left, height 7 mm; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.