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Petticoat Lane

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.164
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, July 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:94 x 133 mm  
Plate mark size:94 x 133 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:Light tone near the plate edges and near the etched lines; vertical wiping marks at lower left.  
Note on foul biting:A small patch at upper left; a long, slightly curving scratch extends form the upper left through the standing woman.  
Print note:New state; the light halo of tone around the etched lines gives a shaded effect.  


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 21-32 mm from left, height 4 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:'RBP' by Birnie Philip or CLF? 'RBP and Shops (?)' are partly erased  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'RBP' and 'Shops (?)' at lower centre on the verso; 'W230 / Petticoat Lane / from Miss R.B.P July/04' at lower right 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.