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La Vieille aux Loques

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46706
State: 3/4

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Possibly passed by family descent to Whistler's great-nephew, Joseph Whistler Revillon (1886-1955); bequeathed to the University of Glasgow, 1955.  


Paper size:412 x 303 mm  
Plate mark size:209 x 147 mm  
Other size:208 x 146 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:greyish ivory on off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine on heavy weight plate paper  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is slightly more pronounced in the lower half.  
Note on foul biting:There is foul biting particularly towards the corners and edges; grip from a tool at the upper left corner; fingerprints at right side; fabric-like marks on sack in foreground.  
Print note:The paper is creased, stained and foxed; yellowed towards the edges; the surface is abraded at the upper edge where it appears to have been formerly affixed; the paper has darkened within the former mount window.  


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. [superscript 't'] 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:There is some writing cut off by the lower right edge of the plate paper.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K21ii' recto, lower left, below platemark  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.