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Antony's Print Shop, Rue de Seine

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.133
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1906; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:154 x 189 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 189 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very pale overall tone, slightly heavier near the plate corners  
Note on foul biting:considerable; fine flecks over the entire plate  
Print note:There are remnants of several earlier figures and other details; an unfinished plate  


Whistler's sign on plate:partial butterfly concealed in the curtain at left.  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'ANTONY' over the shop  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly at lower left on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Early proof-' at lower left on the verso and 'Antony - / print shop. / Rue de Seine' at lower right on the verso.  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 37-46 mm 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:'G355' 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.