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Atelier de Bijouterie

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1906.131
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:130 x 217 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 217 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:with tone near the plate edges, inclding regular vertical bands at left and right  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Not the impression illustrated by Kennedy; some very deep etched lines at lower right do not print completely, leaving many white spots; wide etched areas on the central arched window print as open bite (the lines are broken down)  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:signboard above arch: '[…] IE G. [?]AAG Sr / [BOUT]IQUE DE BIJOUTE[RIE] / […] SUR EN MED[…]E[…]ROIX D[…] OLI'; immediately above lower window: 'ATELIER DE BIJOUTERIE'; signboard at right: 'SAGET / AVENUE (?) / MEROFAGES (?) […] / […] EUIE S BRIES? […] POISSONS'; on street sign: '[…] / 9 (?)'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Early proof / -' at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 47-60 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:'Supp 350 Atelier Bijouterie' 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.