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Street at Saverne

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 19809
State: 2/4

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:208 x 158 mm  
Other size:chine coll√©, 206 x 156 mm  
Note on size:mount stuck down so unable to determine paper size  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:blue on ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine applique on wove  
Note on the paper:mount stuck down so unable to examine paper properly  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:uneven, dramatic areas of shadow and highlights, tone creates darkening sky, areas of buildings wiped clean.  
Note on foul biting:foul biting in the eves of the tallest house on the left, closely laid lines broken down; regular (fabric) marks on the left side and in thesky; pitting particularly towards the edges; granular etched tone in the furthest building.  
Print note:drypoint in the foreground creates velvety shadow; diagonal polish lines (fine scratches) on the right edge.  


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.'  
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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.