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Hôtel Lallement, Bourges

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.30
State: 2/4

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. (receipt, 3 May 1889), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:164 x 269 mm  
Plate mark size:164 x 269 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with tone near the plate edges and at bottom; wide even bands near the left and right edges  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and tiny clusters  
Print note:A good, vivid impression. 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:'First State. Early Proof' at lower right on the verso. 'No 11.' at lower left on the verso, possibly by Whistler.  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 57-67 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Whistler's state inscription is incorrect  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Hotel Lallement, Bourges HW + Co' 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.