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Boulevard Poissonière, Paris

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.1
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from T. W. Dewing by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905 (receipt, 18 January 1905); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:160 x 230 mm  
Plate mark size:156 x 230 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint?  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very pale overall tone.  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks; tiny droplets at lower centre right.  
Print note:A slipped impression, mostly affecting the centre and upper left portions of the image; the impression illustrated by Kennedy does not show the foul biting at lower centre right.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 47-55 mm from left, height 4 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W315' 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.