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The Landing Stage, Cowes

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.22
State: 3c/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:131 x 94 mm  
Plate mark size:131 x 94 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:Selectively wiped, with heavier tone over the bottom quarter of the image; with distinct vertical and curving horizontal wiping marks.  
Note on foul biting:The vertical scratches at right noted on the AIC impression are faint, but the short parallel diagonal scratches are prominent.  
Print note:Kennedy master; the series of short parallel lines at left and centre may be scratches or remnants of old or partly removed work; there are also faint horizontals at right and a number of spots at lower left; these lines and defects are visible on Kennedy's reproduction.  


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 24-34 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The middle word or words of Whistler's inscription are erased and the last word is presumably 'Ryde'-- the d and e are not clear  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'164' at lower left on verso; 'W245' at lower right on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'mn-' at lowr left on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.