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Passages de l'Opéra

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.156
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Cox Collection. Obach & Co., London, November 1903; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:129 x 215 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 215 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The sheet was removed form a book, with discolouration along the left sheet edge.  
Watermarks:Crowned 'GR'  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Pale overall tone, slightly heavier along the plate edges  
Note on foul biting:Small patches at lower left and scattered flecks  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'PASSAGES DE L'OPER[A]' and '[V]INS & LIQUERS' [sic]  
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 48-60 mm from left, height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Obach + Co. Nov.03' and 'W256 Passaged de l'Opera, Paris' at lower right 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.