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Gateway, Chartreuse, near Loches

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.167
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Whistler by Messrs Dowdeswell on 10 December 1888. Bought from Obach & Co., (receipt, 11 July 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:139 x 97 mm  
Plate mark size:135 x 97 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale traces of tone near the top, bottom and left edges  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:A fine impression.  


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:butterfly at lower right on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Gateway - Chartreux. 1st proof' / butterfly ( the 'st' superscript and underlined) at lower right on the verso; '(No 6)' ( the 'o' superscript) at lower left on the verso (probably by Whistler).  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 69-78 mm from left, height 4 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CZ' (?) stylized device at upper right on the verso (this may be a version of Walter Dowdeswell's mark; see Lugt 799)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.