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Alderney Street

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1900.48
State: 3/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipt, 17 August 1900), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1900; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:182 x 110 mm  
Plate mark size:176 x 110 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with graduated tone, from very light at top to darker at bottom; with picking at bottom  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and tiny droplets; a biting problem at the butterfly signature and two patches of open bite below it-- the lines/ground broken down  
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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 20-33 mm from left; butterfly possibly not by Whistler  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'C285'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Alderney St' at lower centre on the verso; 'W196' at 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.