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Petite Rue des Bouchers

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.213
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, 1895 (stock no. a25565); probably sold to Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; returned to H. Wunderlich & Co. in exchange, April 1903 (stock no. a37567, 'Street Brussels'); sold to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI (receipt, 10 November 1903); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:182 x 83 mm  
Plate mark size:182 x 83 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'IV' countermark  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light plate tone on lower 250 mm of plate; with distinct vertical wiping marks  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
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 13-23 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 25565' erased and barely legible on verso; 'a 37567' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W353' on verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.