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Regent's Quadrant

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.303
State: 7/7

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 11 July 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:164 x 120 mm  
Plate mark size:160 x 119 mm  
Note on size:tips of lower corners nipped off  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper and printing appear to be the same as FGA 1905.196  
Watermarks:partial Arms of Amsterdam  
Medium:etching [and drypoint]  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light plate tone at left and bottom  
Note on foul biting:Flecks throughout; small patches of regular tone at centre and centre right (appear to have texture of paper)  
Print note:There may be drypoint shading on and to the right of the hansom at left, and on the pillar/pier in the background?  


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 33-44 mm from left, height 5 mm; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'ESM' (in script) at lower right on the verso (price code or collector's initials?); 'Obach + Co / Regents Quadrant' at lower left on the verso; 'W192' at lower centre on the verso, both by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.