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The Courtyard, Brussels

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.240
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Sir John S. Day. Royal Collection; bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 22 September 1906), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1906; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:214 x 124 mm  
Plate mark size:214 x 124 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:PRO PATRIA AS (Chicago watermarks 249 and 250)  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone, heavier at plate edges and at bottom; vertical and slight diagonal wiping marks; picking at lower right  
Note on foul biting:scattered over the etched area; pale patches at upper right  
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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 41-51 mm from left, height 4 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The same device (with out the 'M' is inscribed on FGA 1896.48, Quai Ostend, K352  
Collector's mark:'JCD' blindstamp (Sir John Day, Lugt 526);  
Dealers' stock nos:'4549' at upper right on verso; crown at lower right on the verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Obach + Co Oct/06 W 250 Courtyard Brussels' from lower left to lower centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.