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Booth, Market Place, Loches

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: FSC-GR-653
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 in 1919 through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore, Naugatuck, CT; consigned for sale by a descendant of Whittemore; bought by Mr and Mrs Willard G. Clark and Museum Funds, for the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2002.  


Paper size:82 x 148 mm  
Plate mark size:79 x 148 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine laid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone, slightly heavier at the bottom; horizontal wiping marks at lower right  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; a fingerprint at upper centre  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'BYRRH' on sign above awning  
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:tsb 32-39 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' in graphite pencil upside-down at lower centre (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); and 'HW' stamp (H.G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'42' at lower left on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.