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La Vieille aux Loques

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1934.543
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Bryan Lathrop Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Léopold Gustave Roux, Marseilles. Bryan Lathrop (1844-1916), Chicago; passed to his wife; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1934.  
Additional acq. no:11423 (R 533 - old acq no)  


Paper size:278 x 208 mm  
Plate mark size:209 x 148 mm  
Note on size: support sheet appears to have been reduced along ruled graphite lines  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove (chine colle)  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:On the doorway and foreground.  
Print note:There is texture on the sack at bottom left, giving the impression of grain from cloth/sandpaper/paper; could it be softground?  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' ('s' reversed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171.'  
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:same graphite signature and shaded butterfly with oblique line in same location as on Fumette (1934.542) Liverdun (1934.606), The Unsafe Tenement (1934.571) and La Marchande de Moutarde (1934.629)  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'114' (encircled) at lower left verso; Wedmore number below lower left platemark corner recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.