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La Mère Gérard

National Gallery of Australia
Accession no: 78.414.7
State: 4/4

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Provenance:Boston Athenaeum, Boston. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago. Acquired through Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA, by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1978.  
Additional acq. no:56361  


Paper size:438 x 306 mm  
Plate mark size:128 x 89 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:light weight japanese paper, laid onto a medium weight, white machine made wove paper.  
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Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.' (lower left, diagonally); 'J.W.' (lower left)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp Delatre Rue St Jacques. 171' (lower centre)  
Whistler's signature on paper:  
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Tab signed/inscribed:no  
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Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'M.F.A / B.A / 664' octagonal adhesive museum label, in blue ink on verso, at lower left centre; 'BOSTON / ATHENAEUM' oval museum stamp, at centre, in blue ink.  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'5. La Mere Gerard 4th state' on recto, secondary support, at lower right centre.  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.