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Petticoat Lane

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.305
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. (receipt, 20 March 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:93 x 133 mm  
Plate mark size:93 x 133 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial [illegible]  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With tone at the bottom and lighter tone at left.  
Note on foul biting:A small patch at upper left; without the scratch at left (visible on FGA 1904.164)  
Print note:New state; the same state as FGA 1904.164 but a later impression, showing wear on the shading in the doorway and with the scratch at left worn away or removed.  


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 2-12 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 15169.' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Lot 116' at lower right on the verso (possibly by C.L. Freer).  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.