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Market Women, Loches

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1913.49
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co., (Keppel letter to Freer 12 June 1913), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1913; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:81 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:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone, slightly heavier near the plate edges; wide even bands along the left and right sheet edges  
Note on foul biting:considerable over the etched area  
Print note:The only drypoint is the left-right diagonal shading at the left side of the doorway;it is visible on Kennedy's reproduction of his first and only state and implies an earlier state before the drypoint; the wide bands of plate tone near the sheet edges are also found on FGA's impressions of K374, K377, K381 and K399  


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 94-104 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 75208' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Market Loches' at lower left on the verso (possibly by C.L. Freer).  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.