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Old Women

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.8
State: 2/3

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:131 x 205 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 202 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:heavy weight paper  
Watermarks:partial ER (VAN GELDER?)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:Black and dark grey wash on the doorways, window to the left of them and the leftmost figure  
Print tone:traces of tone near the plate edges  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'21' at upper left on the verso; '3-' at lower right on the verso; 'W195. Old Women. Obach + Co. Jany./05' at lower left 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.