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The Little Hat

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.122
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Whistler by the Fine Art Society, London, 27 March 1889. Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, by 1906; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:99 x 66 mm  
Plate mark size:99 x 66 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book, with discolouration along the top sheet edge' the tips of the lower corners are trimmed off  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Pale overall tone, wiped clean over the face, hat and area to the right of them; with distinct horizontal wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:Along the right side of the sitter's hair and jaw  
Print note:A worn or lightly inked impression, very pale  


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:'18' , possibly by Whistler, at lower left on the verso.  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 13-22 mm from left, height 3 mm  


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:'W306 / Little Hat. Undescribed' 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.