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Wild West: Indians

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1904.290
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 38207). Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1904; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:80 x 182 mm  
Plate mark size:80 x 182 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the sheet was removed from a book; with discolouration along the left sheet edge  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone, slightly heavier at the top and side plate edges and at the bottom of the image  
Note on foul biting:very few 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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st Proof / --' (the 'st' superscript and underlined) at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 34-45 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 38207' (erased) at lower left on verso; 'D5301.T' (erased) at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The first proof from the plate / The writing on the corner is Whistler's' at lower right on the verso, possibly written by C.L. Freer; 'e/e/-' in script, erased, at lower left on the verso; 'l [or b] y0' (in script, the 0 with a slash through it) at lower right on the verso; 'FK +C / Nov/04' at lower left on the verso and 'Wild West W228' at lower centre on the verso, both by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.