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The Door of the Chapel, Montrésor

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.18
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, 1889), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:181 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):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:yes  
Watermarks:no  
Medium:etching  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone, heavier along the top, right and bottom plate marks  
Note on foul biting:a few scattered flecks  
Print note:There are faint remnants of earlier work at lower left and lower right  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'MINISTERE DE LA GUERRE' on poster within the dooway  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'(3.)' at lower left on the verso, possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 25-34 mm from left, height 4 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:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W341' and lower left on the verso and 'undescribed / Doorway Chapel of Montresor' at lower centre on the verso, both by C.L. Freer.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K3950103  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.