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Notre-Dame, Bourges

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1889.24
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co. ( receipt, 7 September 1889), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1889; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:222 x 130 mm  
Plate mark size:219 x 130 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:With tone near the eddges and upper corners  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks; faint curved scratches on the paving in the foreground  
Print note:  


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 10' (the o superscript) at lower left on the verso.  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 95-112 mm from left, height 3 mm; pencil butterfly of 1888  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Notre Dame, Bourges. G371' 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.