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The Music Room

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 1579
State: 2/4

Collection credit:Presented by Dr H. Nazeby Harrington  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Given by Dr H. Nazeby Harrington, Birkenhead, to the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.  
Additional acq. no:BW 468  


Paper size:194 x 309 mm  
Plate mark size:143 x 215 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Medium weight, 'antique' laid paper.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:There is black crayon down the left edge.  
Print tone:There is a very dark print tone, particularly at the right side and edges. It is wiped more cleanly in areas to suggest light cast by the lamp.  
Note on foul biting:There is foul biting at the edges and finger prints at the upper left corner. There is pitting particularly at the feet of the seated figures.  
Print note:There is a slightly mottled effect from wiping. Retroussage is used to give further shadow to the figures.  


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: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:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2875F', 'IN 79' on recto, at lower edge.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.