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Railway-Station, Voves

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: FSC-GR-697
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:© Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 34087). Estate of George Hammond, Southern California; Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, CA, 2002; purchased in 2002 by the Freer Gallery of Art.  


Paper size:133 x 219 mm  
Plate mark size:130 x 219 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is ivory discoloured to buff  
Watermarks:top of Strasbourg Lily  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:buff effect of tone at bottom edge  
Note on foul biting:a patch at lower left corner and scattered flecks; with a prominent horizontal scratch between the windmill and the signal post; several other much fainter horizontal and diagonal scratches  
Print note:The butterfly signature is the only drypoint  


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:'Voves. Touraine / Railway' at lower left on the verso (all written, including the diagonal line, on one line)  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 71-80 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 34087' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.