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The Long House (The Dyers, Amsterdam)

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.118
State: 4/6

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Purchased from J. McN.Whistler by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, probably on 4 March 1890; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:166 x 269 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 269 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:fibrous paper  
Medium:etching and drypoint?  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:with light tone at the bottom and near the top and side edges, wiped cleaner over the house  
Note on foul biting:considerable foul biting and broken down lines near the lower corners  
Print note:The paper glowing, setting off delicate lines at right and stronger detail on the wood and bricks at left.  


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 on verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Chs. L. Freer' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:butterfly of 1890 on tab 48-58 from left; height 3 mm  


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:'W66' by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.