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Murano - Glass Furnace

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.239
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Sir John Day (1826- 1908), London. Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 22 September 1906), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1906; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:159 x 233 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet appears to have been removed from a book, with brown discolouration along the top sheet edge  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with overall tone, the windows and furnace wiped cleaner  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This is the impression reproduced by Kennedy for state III; it appears to be pure drypoint  


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:tab 37-45 mm from left, height 3 mm; butterfly of 1889/1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JCD' blindstamp (Sir John Day, Lugt 526);  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Obach + Co Oct/06 W187 Murano Glass Furnace - Trial before heavy lines in upper right corner.' across the bottom on the verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.