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Court of the Monastery of St Augustine, Bourges

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: FSC-GR-702
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:George Hammond Estate; the Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, CA, [2002]; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2004.  
Additional acq. no:FSC-GR-702  


Paper size:133 x 219 mm  
Plate mark size:130 x 219 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed from a book, with discolouration along the left and bottom sheet edges; 'modern' laid (post 1800) ?  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pale overall tone  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; tiny patches at bottom and right plate edges; faint slightly diagonal scratches to the upper left of the leftmost arch and from the dark passageway to the balustrade at right  
Print note:A fine impression with 'burnished' surface.  


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 174-184 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'137' at lower centre on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.