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Marchand de Vin, Paris

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.129
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from the Society of the Butterfly by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, in 1900; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:86 x 201 mm  
Plate mark size:82 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:It appears that a dog (or something else?) was once at lower left but has been scraped out  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'RUE / MAZARINE' on a sign at left; '… C[or D]OM…VINS…' on the awning; 'CIDRE' on the sign in a window  
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:'3rd Proof' at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 43-54 mm from left, height 4 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:The pencil butterfly on the verso is very messy  
Collector's mark:'F' stamp (C.L. Freer, not in Lugt)  
Dealers' stock nos:'S348' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Marchand du Vin' at lower right on the recto by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.