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Newspaper-Stall, Rue de Seine

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.130
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Sold by Whistler through the Company of the Butterfly, London; bought by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:84 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:partial PRO PATRIA  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of tone at both upper corners and at the lower right corner  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks, heavier at lower left  
Print note:Not the impression illustrated by Kennedy; very clear impression in warm black ink  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate: '[H]OTEL / [D]E / [RO]ME / […TEMENTS [?] / HAMB[…] / […]MEUBLE[…] on signboard at top centre; '[?]ILPRI', '[?]L'ARU[?]' and 'GIL BLAS' on magazines in 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:'2. Proof-' at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 161-170 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:'Rue du Seine'; inscribed 'Supp 349' by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.