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La Vieille aux Loques

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX-W576, no. 21
State: 1/4

Collection credit:Pennell Fund, 1944  
Image credit:Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division  
Provenance:A. E. Cooper, Cooper's Plains, Steuben County, New York. Bought with the Pennell Fund by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.  
Additional acq. no:8.96.810.87; Pennell Fund 2651C1  


Paper size:311 x 220 mm  
Plate mark size:209 x 146 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove plate paper  
Note on the paper:this appears to have been printed without chine but under great pressure  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:graphite shading above and to right of the sitter's left hand  
Print tone:pale overall tone  
Note on foul biting:regular foul biting on the bottom of the skirt and behind it at lower left--this does not appear to be present in Kennedy's first state  
Print note:New state; note small area of drypoint additions at right, along the doorway and completing the oval-shaped object.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' ('s' reversed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
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: Cooper's Plains is in Steuben (not Sleuben) County, NY.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 1626 (underlined) / mxx-' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.21 - undescribed state' at lower centre on the recto; 'A.E. Cooper / Cooper's Plains / Sleuben [sic; probably] Co..y / N.Y.' in pen on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.