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Quiet Canal

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.194
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891), London; sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892 (lot 279), bought by Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, £4.0.0; sold to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:228 x 154 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 153 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Asian? (same paper as FGA 1887.25)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light overall tone, slightly darker at the lower right  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:See State description; it is possible that Kennedy was in error and there are only four states  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blindstamp (J.H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Finished state. Erased January 2nd, 1924.' originally written on margin by C.L. Freer, according to FGA folder sheet.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.