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The Steamboat, Venice

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.21
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Otto H. Bacher, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:303 x 210 mm  
Plate mark size:264 x 185 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:unevenly wiped; inky plate mark; fingerprints  
Note on foul biting:acid droplets at upper right and a few others at lower centre right  
Print note:A working proof  


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:'Otto' square stamp (Otto H. Bacher, Lugt 2002)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'No 3' in blue ink at lower right on the recto.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.