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The Long House (The Dyers, Amsterdam)

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.200
State: 6/6

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Messrs Dowdeswell, London. Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891), London; sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892 (lot 344), bought by Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, £10.0.0; sold to Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; 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:dark ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:very thin  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light overall tone, more on the dog and certain details  
Note on foul biting:considerable foul biting and broken down lines near the lower corners as on FGA 1906.118 (state 2a) and with patches of light foul biting at upper left that are not found on 2a  
Print note:A slightly subdued impression; isolated patches of shading; soft shading, half rubbed down, on the complex balcony at left ; possiblyk these lines are breaking down rather than rubbed down].  


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:'5. Mar. 6' on verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 40-51 mm from left, height 3mm, pencil butterfly dates from 1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JHH' blindstamp (J.H. Hutchinson, Lugt 2921); stylized device on the verso (this may be a version of Walter Dowdeswell's mark; see Lugt 799)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.