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103

Whistler's Mother

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1893.76

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879. Bought from Knoedler & Co. by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1893; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:322 x 250 mm  
Plate mark size:252 x 154 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800), even distribution, little debris, horizontal chain lines  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:partial: Val Gelder  
Medium:drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  

 

Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W 88 Whistler's Mother. Have.' written by Freer on recto; '93.76 W88 K97 Gr92 M99 Dry-point' in unidentified writing on recto.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0970303  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.