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The Little Cloak

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.150
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Cox Collection. Bought from Obach & Co., London (receipt, 11 July 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:82 x 50 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 50 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:medium buff overall tone, somewhat lighter at right; with distinct curving and vertical wiping marks.  
Note on foul biting:Considerable; granular tone over the figure; patches of foul biting at upper right and at lower right of centre; a vise mark at the lower right corner.  
Print note:There is no butterfly signature in the plate; the signature on Kennedy's illustration is graphite or ink.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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 36-45 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:' 'The Cloak' / 'The Mantle' G340' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'e/e/' at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.