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The Village Sweet Shop

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.107
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Sold by Whistler to H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 15 September 1888 for £8.8.0; H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 15255).sold to an unknown collector for $51.24 in 1889. Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1906; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:81 x 123 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 123 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial side of shield  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pale, even tone  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; light patches of foul biting at centre and lower right  
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 26-36 mm from left, height 3 mm; butterfly of 1887/1888  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 15255' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W205' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; title and 'ix-' on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.