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Children, Amboise

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.211
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from H. Wunderlich & Co., (receipt, 10 November 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:80 x 147 mm  
Plate mark size:80 x 147 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was probably removed from a book, with discolouration along the top sheet edge  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very pale overall tone, slightly heavier at right; wide even bands along the left and right edges.  
Note on foul biting:many scattered flecks  
Print note:The wide even bands of plate tone are also found on FGA's impressions of K374 and K377, although they are near the top and bottom edges on those prints  


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 114-125 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:'#188' at lower left on the verso and 'Doorway. Touraine' at lower centre on the verso, both . Inscribed 'W329' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.