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York Street, Westminster

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.19
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:127 x 215 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 215 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale, even tone, darker at the top and side edges  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'C. FISHER Fancy 1. 73' on shop front at left, and '74' above window to right of alley  
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 38-47 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Mansfield says the shop sign is 'G. Fischer Fancy'; the last word also looks like 'Honey'  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 281 (underlined) / cx-' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W220' at lower left on the verso and 'York St Westminster' at lower centre 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.