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La Vieille aux Loques

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.14
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image ¬© The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  

 

Paper size:432 x 303 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 147 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:grey on off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine coll√© on wove  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:no  
Medium:etching  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:some texturing rather than tone at left, wiped clean on her bonnet and in front of her;  
Note on foul biting:at top left, edges, bottom left edges, like fingerprints on the right.  
Print note:Good impression; marks of vertical burnishing out of some of the horizontal shading that impinges on the wall at right, a e visible; a rich dark printwith the texturing at right very distinct.  

 

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:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K0210212  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.