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The Rialto

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.7
State: 1/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (receipts, 10 January and 23 February 1905), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:296 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:296 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with some tone near the plate edges and a dark patch at lower right  
Note on foul biting:acid droplets across the top of the plate and at lower right; acid spots on the façade and corner of the buildings at right; pronounced scraper marks at left and right and near the lower plate edge  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'VENDITA CARNA' on the signboard above the awning on right  
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 45-65 mm from left, height 7 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W181 The Rialto. Obach & Co. Jan. 1805. £58' by C.L. Freer  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.