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Railway Arch, American Square

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.44
State: 1/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Edward G. Kennedy, New York. Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI.  


Paper size:70 x 162 mm  
Plate mark size:70 x 162 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With traces of tone at the plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks and patches  
Print note:There may be drypoint shading on the ground in front of the arch and on the wall to the right, or these may be etched lines that have been partly removed (scraped down).  


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 121-133 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394); 'EGK' stamp (Edward G. Kennedy, Lugt 857); 'CLF.' in black ink on tab verso (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W218' at lower left on the verso and '7 Railway Arch - 1st state' at lower centre on the verso, both by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.