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High Street, Brussels

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.2
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., (receipt, 25 January 1890), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:124 x 175 mm  
Plate mark size:124 x 175 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800) ?  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale tone at top and heavier tone at left and bottom; with distinct horizontal wiping marks; inky fingerprints at lower centre  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks across the etched areas  
Print note:This appears to be pure etching with the possible exception of fine horizontals at the left side of the leftmost doorway and tiny verticals on the rightmost upper windowpane; under a microscope, the medium of that shading remains unclear but looks somewhat more like fine etching  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly at upper left and a second butterfly at centre right  
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 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The High Street Brussels- / W254' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'YC xr' (in script, the xr--or c reversed c r--r is superscript and underlined.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.