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Clothes-Exchange, Houndsditch, No. 1

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.1
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from M. Knoedler & Co. or Frederick Keppel & Co., (Knoedler receipt, 4 March 1889 and Keppel receipt, 16 April 1889), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:162 x 240 mm  
Plate mark size:160 x 240 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper colour is ivory discoloured to buff  
Watermarks:Strasbourg Lily / GR  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:overall tone, slightly darker at corners and sides; slight disturbance in the plate tone at upper left corner, apparently from debris on plate when inked  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:signboard above packing station: 'PHILP & Co. / PACKER'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly at lower right on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'2nd. & completed state- / fine proof- ' at lower right on the verso; 'No. 9.' (the 'o' superscript) at lower left on the verso probably by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 44-53 mm from left; height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W231' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'W. 12/12/-' at lower left on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.