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Gondola under a Bridge

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.202
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:442 x 223 mm  
Plate mark size:295 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:faint traces of irregular tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:This is almost pure etching; the only drypoint is between the arches of the arcade at left and, possibly, a few vertical lines in the water below the right side of the bridge and lines just below the gondola  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'T.Way' (underlined) in graphite pencil at lower right on the recto  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:long erased inscription in the lower margin.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.