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Courtyard, Rue P. L. Courier, Tours

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1908.2
State: 1/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 14 December 1907), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1908; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:147 x 79 mm  
Plate mark size:147 x 79 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light overall, slightly heavier at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and small patches; trace of a vise mark at the upper right corner  
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.6)' on verso, possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 20-39 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:'(170.5)' or '(190.5)' at lower right on the verso; 'W351' and 'W' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'elipse' with a diagonal slash (erased) at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.