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Barges, Dordrecht

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.8
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (Obach receipt, 6 January 1904), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:111 x 137 mm  
Plate mark size:66 x 99 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800); the paper colour is ivory discoloured to cream; the sheet was removed from a book, with sew holes at left sheet edge  
Watermarks:Strasbourg Lily  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With light tone, darker near the left, right and bottom plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:scratches  
Print note: there is a diagonal scratch across centre  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Boats, Dordrecht', Grolier 296. A river scene with sailing boats, a church on the shore to the right undescribed - not in Wedmore.' originally written by C.L. Freer on margin, 'Erased April 25th, 1924.', according to FGA folder sheet; '4 x 2 2/4' unidentified writing on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.