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Rochester Row, Westminster

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.184
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Sold by Whistler to Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 21 January 1889. Cox Collection. Bought from Obach & Co., receipt, 11 July 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:153 x 227 mm  
Plate mark size:150 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:illegible countermark?  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Pale tone, slightly heavier at left and bottom; curved bands of picking at lower left and lower right.  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:The only drypoint is the small amount of shading above the heads of the women in cloaks.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'DAILY TELEGRAPH' on wall placard  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'No. 9' on the verso of the tab, possibly by Whistler.  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 36-45 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'o' (with a / through it) at lower right on the verso; 'W219 Rochester Row' at lower left on the verso by C.L.Freer  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.