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Château de Verneuil, Touraine

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1891.11
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., (receipt, 15 August 1891), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1891; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:178 x 126 mm  
Plate mark size:178 x 126 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With light tone at centre and heavier tone at the corners  
Note on foul biting:Faint patches at lower left  
Print note:The fine lines that appear to be drypoint are actually scraped-out etched lines from an earlier, abandoned subject; they do not relate to the present image.  


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 21-30 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Note the incorrect or alternate title insciption  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 19691' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W35' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer; 'Chateau St. Germain' at lower centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.