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Windows, Bourges

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.166
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:From the Cox Collection. 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:149 x 80 mm  
Plate mark size:147 x 80 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial PRO PATRIA  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with pale graduated tone, heavier at the bottom; a wide even band of tone at the top and, less distinctly, at the bottom.  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks  
Print note:A good clear impression, with effective wiping. There are wide even bands of plate tone on the FGA's impressions of K374, K378, K381, K389 and two impressions of K399  


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 51-59 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'23' at lower right on the verso; 'Obach + Co/ July.03' at lower left, 'Windows, Bourges' at lower centre and 'W332' at lower right, all 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.