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Café Corazza, Paris

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.95
State: 1/1

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Robert Dunthorne, London (receipts, 10 and 31 August 1903), by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:137 x 220 mm  
Plate mark size:133 x 220 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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:Traces of tone near the plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:Scattered flecks.  
Print note:Remnants of earlier work at lower right; a slightly slipped impression, mostly visible on the upper half of the image; note that this etching was not illustrated by Kennedy. It looks overworked, poorly inked, something odd.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'C[O]RAZZA' and ''[CO]RAZZA', 'RESTAURA[NT]'; '[?]SUC[?]' above windows  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly (in graphite pencil) in image at centre right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 62-70 mm from left, height 4 mm, pencil butterfly of late 1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Undescribed, Café Corrazza -Paris' at lower left on the verso by C.L. Freer; '20' (?) on verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.