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The Garden

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1902.121
State: 12/15

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from James McNeill Whistler, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1902; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:301 x 239 mm  
Plate mark size:301 x 239 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam with RK countermark (not in Chicago)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with overall tone, darker over the lowest step and the water below it  
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 a later 'state' than FGA 1887.21 (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 59-77 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:'W180 From Mr. Whistler - June, 1902' by C.L. Freer  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.