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Little Market Place, Tours

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: FSC-GR-700
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore, Naugatuck, CT, 1919; his sale at Parke Bernet, January 1949. Louis B. Dailey (1904-2000), New York; sold at auction, Sotheby's, New York, 21 October 2003; Susan Schulman/Carolyn Bullard Printsellers, NY; purchased by the Freer Gallery of Art with funds from the Lunder Foundation in 2002.  


Paper size:130 x 177 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 177 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pale overall tone  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:This appears to be the impression reproduced by Kennedy; the only drypoint is the fine shading on and within the central doorway; a few other areas with fine lines may be either drypoint or remnants of abandoned etched work.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'HOTEL' on sign in middle-distance left, 'HOTEL' etc over entrance; HALLES CENTRALES / RAIMOND [?] FILS  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'(No7)' the 'o' superscript, at lower left on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:tab 138-146 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:An earlier note said that the signature on the tab had been erased, but this is incorrect  
Collector's mark:'HM' stamp (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HM' in pencil; 'HW' stamp (Harris G. Whittemore, Lugt 1384a); 'R.F.K.' stamp (not in Lugt); 'LDB' stamp (Louis B. Dailey, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'17' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.