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Cameo, No. 1 (Mother and Child)

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.108
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from James McNeil Whistler, (6 June 1891), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI (listed 1906); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:175 x 127 mm  
Plate mark size:175 x 127 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial top of watermark--possibly Arms of Amsterdam  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:many scattered flecks over and around the etched area  
Print note:  


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:butterfly at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Selected for Charles L Freer.' at lower left verso by Whistler; '16.' at lower right verso (possibly by Whistler)  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 31-41 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:'Cameo No 1 (the o superscript and underlined) / (W224)' 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.