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La Vieille aux Loques

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 67.616.2
State: 3/4

Collection credit:Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1967  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 64083). Given by Susan Dwight Bliss (1822-1966) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1967.  


Paper size:313 x 210 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 147 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone, wiped clean on the bonnet; and reflections on the pots have been scraped clean to emphasise the highlights; the tone is much darker on the shadows at top left but the 'fingerprint' texture at right is barely visible, that area being wiped more clean than usual.  
Note on foul biting:extensive  
Print note:There are traces of vertical rubbing.  


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:'a 64083' or '67083' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'1130' in pen on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.