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Booth at a Fair

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.40
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:131 x 96 mm  
Plate mark size:131 x 96 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale tone, heavier at the top and along the right side  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:Good clear impression. The only drypoint is the right-left diagonal shading in the dark area above the slightly bending figure; the drypoint is more worn in this impression than on 1905.337  


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 23-35 mm from left, height 4 mm; butterfly of 1886/1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W203 Booth at a Fair' in graphite a lower left on ther verso by C.L. Freer; '202' (upside down) ingraphite on the tab verso; I/I/-(lower case letter Is, in script) at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.