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The Menpes Children

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.313
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), London; bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., (Keppel receipt, 28 December 1905), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:104 x 173 mm  
Plate mark size:68 x 101 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)  
Watermarks:partial [lion rampant?]  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, darker at lower left  
Note on foul biting:many scattered flecks  
Print note:A good impression.  


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:'WS' in a rectangle at lower centre on the verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 50066' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others: 'l / cv' (the 'c' reversed) at lower centre on the verso; '28' (encircled) at upper centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.