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The Garden

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1887.21
State: 11/15

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:302 x 236 mm  
Plate mark size:302 x 236 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:with overall tone, darker over the steps in the gateway and on the water  
Note on foul biting:three acid spots at left; fairly regular foul biting at the lower right corner of the doorway, below the cat and to the right of the doorframe  
Print note:Catalogued at the FGA as the seventh state, but it is between Kennedy's seventh and eighth states and is an earlier 'state' than FGA 1902.121 (also originally catalogued as the seventh state)  


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 53-74 mm from left, height 8 mm; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
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.