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La Vieille aux Loques

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Accession no: 1954/1.327
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker  
Image credit:Photo ¬© The University of Michigan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Charles Sydenham Haden (1822-1898); sold at auction, Sotheby, London, 18 November 1931 (lot 103); P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1932; bought by Margaret Selkirk Watson Parker (1867-1936), Detroit, MI; bequeathed to the University of Michigan Art Museum, MI, 1954.  

 

Paper size:329 x 245 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 148 mm  
Note on size:All French Set impressions from the collection of C.S. Haden appear to have reduced margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream on off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine laid on wove plate paper  
Note on the paper:chine coll√©  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:no  
Medium:etching  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:overall plate tone, heavier at left and bottom; with a fingerprint at lower left edge  
Note on foul biting:two small, very dark spots on the right wall--one at the right plate edge, 90 mm from the top and one near the left side of the wall 50 mm from the top.  
Print note:Check to make certain the small dark spots of foul biting are found on other second state impressions.  

 

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:'C.20950.'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'from the collection of the late Sir F. Seymour Haden's brother.' inscribed on cover sheet in Harold Wright's hand, re. the French Set etchings; Wright also notes that the group from the C.S. Haden collection comprises 13 etchings, including the cover plate both in the set and on the set wrapper; Kennedy number, state and title at lower centre.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0210217  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.