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Grand'Place, Brussels

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.246
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 25 November 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:220 x 141 mm  
Plate mark size:220 x 141 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book, with traces of sewing holes and discolouration along the left sheet edge  
Watermarks:fragment, horn shape  
Medium:etching and drypoint?  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone, slightly heavier along the left edge and at lower left  
Note on foul biting:considerable, including fine granular tone  
Print note:This appears to be pure etching with the possible exception of the fine, wavy lines of the roofline at upper right, which may be drypoint.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'SALLE DE VENTE DEN[?]' (sign on right of building)  
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 35-45 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'No 4583' (the o superscript) at upper left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W 251- Grande Place, Brussels.' at lower left 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.