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Furniture Shop

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1902.127
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1902; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:95 x 162 mm  
Plate mark size:95 x 162 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial finial with cross and orb (possibly VRYHEYT?)  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall with a darker patch at the lower left corner  
Note on foul biting:small scratches at top and a prominent speckled patch of foul biting between the awnings, textured overall  
Print note:This is a new state, earlier than Kennedy's first and only state.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'BECCING' (? BEDDING?) on the wall below the left awning  
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 117-131 mm from left, height 4mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'' (?) at lower right on the verso; 'W.216 / F.K+Co. London' at lower left on the verso and 'Furniture Shop. Before plate was cleaned' at lower centre on the recto, both by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.