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Children, Portsmouth

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1902.105
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (Obach receipt, 30 May 1902), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1902; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:67 x 99 mm  
Plate mark size:67 x 99 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With light overall tone, darker at left and over the bottom half of the image  
Note on foul biting:a few scattered flecks.  
Print note:Note that the faint drypoint shading along the horizon at centre (also visible in Kennedy's illustration of his first and only state) implies an earlier state before the drypoint addition.  


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:at 80 to 90 mm; height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'c257' underlined at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Portsmouth Children' at upper left on the verso; 'W275' 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.