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Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 19812
State: 4/7

Collection credit:Gift of Francis Seymour Haden.  
Image credit:Photo ¬©Victoria and Albert Museum, London  
Provenance:Presented with the 12 etchings of the 'French Set' (14 including the two title pages) by Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London, to South Kensington Museum, 1 January 1861.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1A  


Paper size:n/a mm  
Plate mark size:118 x 80 mm  
Other size:chine coll√© 116 x 77 mm  
Note on size:mount stuck down so unable to determine paper size  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine appllique on wove  
Note on the paper:textured with noticeable flecks; mount stuck down so unable to examine paper properly for colour, type and watermarks  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light and fairly even, although areas such as the face, collar, hands and pantaloons are wiped clean  
Note on foul biting:granular etched tone around the figure creates shadow; imprint of scrim to the left; light pitting around the inscriptions.  
Print note:A good impression; slight mottled effect from wiping particularly in the foreground; slight reticulation of ink down the left side; horizontal polish marks (very light scratches) evident at the lower left.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' (crossed 'l' instead of 't')  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.'  
Whistler's signature on paper:n/a  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:n/a  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:crowned 'NAL' black ink stamp within platemark at lower centre on recto (V&A, Lugt 1957)  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:'19812' in pen on recto, and in pencil, below platemark, erased  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.