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Renaissance Window

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1894.21
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 23969). Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1894 (receipt, 17 July 1894); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:179 x 127 mm  
Plate mark size:177 x 127 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Pale overall tone, heavier at the corners and along the plate edges  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks; a patch or fingerprint at upper right.  
Print note:  


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 30-40 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 23969' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Window Clemenceau - / From H.M-' at lower left on the verso and 'W340' at lower centre on the verso, both by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.