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Venetian Court

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.201
State: 3/3

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:272 x 272 mm  
Plate mark size:292 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is probably ivory discoloured to buff  
Watermarks:partial VAN GELDER ZONEN  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with overall tone, slightly lighter at the left  
Note on foul biting:a few tiny spots at upper left  
Print note:This is a new third state  


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  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'T Way June/05' and 'Grolier 203 / Courtyard Venice - Trial Proof-' at lower centre and lower right 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.