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Fumette

British Museum
Accession no: 1872-07-13-433
State: 5/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo ¬© Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Bought from 'Mr Thomas' - probably Edmund Thomas (1842-1883) - by the British Museum, London, 13 July 1872.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49247  

 

Paper size:231 x 163 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 109 mm  
Other size:161 x 108 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine coll√© (possibly on wove - no laid lines evident from recto)  
Note on the paper:Examination prevented as the etching is attached to the mount.  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:not visible from recto  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is medium print tone with light highlights on the arm and face.  
Note on foul biting:There is a fingerprint at the upper left corner and a grip mark from a tool at the lower right corner. There is fine pitting with possible fabric marks creating shadow to the left of the figure. There are further fabric marks, more deeply etched, at the lower left of the figure and lighter ones near her right arm and shoulder. There is an area bounded by a fluid line around the right and lower edge that suggests that stopping out varnish was once applied, or it perhaps overlapped from the verso.  
Print note:  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. [superscript 't'] Jacques. ['s' reversed] 171.'  
Whistler's signature on paper:none on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:none on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  

 

Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):none on recto  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:none on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:none on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:none on recto  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0130409  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.