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Fitzroy Square

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.204
State: 1/3

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Thomas Way (1837-1915), London, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:127 x 92 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 92 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper is discoloured almost to buff  
Watermarks:top of Arms of Amsterdam (similar to Chicago watermark 21)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:overall tone  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; a right-left curving scratch in the sky  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Note that there is a 'quality mark' ('o') on an impression acquired from T. Way before the 1909 and 1910 catalogues clarifed the (posthumous) printing history of the plate  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'undescribed - T Way June 5/ 0' at lower centre on the verso, written by C.L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.