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The Barber's Shop, Chelsea

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1905.338
State: 2/2

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, December 1905, by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1905; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:166 x 241 mm  
Plate mark size:166 x 241 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper colour is pinkish ivory  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:traces of tone at left and at plate edges  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks; one larger round spot at upper right of the lamp  
Print note:This is a new state after Kennedy's first and only state  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:signs in window and door on left: 'HAIR CUTTING & SHAVING', 'CUT / [a or d] 3', 'HAIR / CUT / [a or d] 2', on the poster advertising a newspaper: 'FRED CARLOS'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 64-74 mm from left, height 2 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.