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Clothes-Exchange, Houndsditch, No. 2

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.4
State: 1/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co. (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:228 x 152 mm  
Plate mark size:228 x 152 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper colour is almost buff  
Watermarks:'PRO PATRIA AS' (see Chicago watermarks 249 and 250)  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Some tone, wiped cleaner over the windows; a fingerprint at upper left  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:  


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:butterfly at lower right on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st State. only two / proofs - ' (the 'st' superscript and underlined) at lower right corner on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 105-115 mm from left, height 3 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:'W292' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'The Clothes Exchange, Houndsditch, London / (The Jews' Quarter)' at lower centre on the verso and 'Marked by the Artist, 1st State, only two proofs. (There are 3 states.)' at lower left on the verso, both and possibly by C.L. Freer; 'Cyxr' (in partial script, 'xr' underlined) at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.