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Under the Cathedral, Blois

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.125
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. Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:219 x 128 mm  
Plate mark size:215 x 128 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800) ?  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of tone near the corners and edges  
Note on foul biting:considerable granular tone, especially a left and right  
Print note:There are remnants of earlier work--figures in the left doorway and to the right of it  


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 90-99 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) ; 'H.W' or 'H.M.' in graphite pencil at lower centre on the verso (probably H. Mansfield, see Lugt 1342))  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Blois Cathedral - W345' at lower centre on the verso by C.L. Freer,  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.