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The Cock and the Pump

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.59
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:221 x 142 mm  
Plate mark size:221 x 142 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the sheet is removed from a book; with sew holes along the left sheet edge (within the platemark)  
Watermarks:LR countermark  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone at centre, darker at top, bottom and sides  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; two long, almost vertical scratches near the left edge  
Print note:The only drypoint appears to be the faint parallel, slight left-right diagonal shading on the ground to the right of the figures in the foreground  


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 88-98 mm from left, height 3mm  


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:'W235' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'The Cock and Pump-' at lower centre on the verso; 'NHxv' (the xv superscript and 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.