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Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.294
State: 1/1

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:283 x 370 mm  
Plate mark size:200 x 291 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:badly mat burned in the margins and the colour is somewhat mottled in the image area  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with very light overall plate tone; inky plate mark  
Note on foul biting:diagonal and horizontal scratches on the sky and water; foul biting or irregularities in the printer's ink at upper left and upper right  
Print note:This is pure etching except for four short horizontal drypoint lines on the sky, above the lowest buildings at left  


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:Bacher's (?) inscription dates this impression 'Oct 25 80' and indicates 5 proofs only  
Collector's mark:'Otto' square stamp (Otto H. Bacher, Lugt 2002); and Bacher's stamp: 'OTTO H. BACHER, / LAWRENCE PARK, / BRONXVILLE, N.Y.' in purple on the verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Venice Oct 25 80 Plate destroyed- Rare- only 5 proofs' in the lower margin on the recto (possibly by Bacher).  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.