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'Venus' (Nettie Pettigrew)

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1900.49
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipts, 17 August 1900), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1900; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:190 x 265 mm  
Plate mark size:190 x 265 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:The only drypoint is the two bands of vertical shading above the figure's torso and right wrist; it is present on Kennedy's illustration of his first and only state but implies the existence of an earlier state  


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 178-187 mm from left, height 5 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:'a 33934' (underlined) at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Nude figure reclining W304' 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.