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Hôtel Lallement, Bourges

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.212
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipt, 10 November 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:166 x 268 mm  
Plate mark size:164 x 268 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:PRO PATRIA  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With light tone at the top and bottom; wide even bands along the left and right plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks and tiny clusters.  
Print note:There are wide even bands of plate tone on the FGA's impressions of K374, K378, K381, K389, another impression of K399 and K400  


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:'Hotel Allement' (partly erased) at lower centre, and '1st Proof' ('st' superscript and underlined) at lower right all on the verso. '(No.1)' (the 'o' superscript) at lower left on verso, possibly by Whistler.  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 54-64 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Note Whistler's spelling 'Allement' rather than 'Lallement'  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W331' 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.