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Nut Shop, St James's Place, Houndsditch

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.210
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, 10 November 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:126 x 176 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 176 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper is almost discoloured to buff  
Watermarks:partial PRO PATRIA AS (see Chicago Watermarks 249 and 250)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some pale tone near the plate edges  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and small patches throughout  
Print note:There is a faint trace of a second butterfly signature in the plate at the lower right of the more prominent butterfly; drypoint additions imply that there was an earlier state.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (twice, the second butterfly very faint)  
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 23-35 mm from left, height 4 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 35405' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Nut Shop' at lower left on the verso; 'W301' 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.