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La Vieille aux Loques

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Accession no: M23399
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York; bequeathed to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 'Frederick Keppel Memorial' collection, October 1913.  


Paper size:271 x 193 mm  
Plate mark size:210 x 147 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:just a little light grey tone, mostly at the bottom, bottom right and left edge.  
Note on foul biting:dotes and textured aareas  
Print note:a good impression, very clear details in the background, bright reflection on the pan and bowl.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' ('s' reversed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp…' mostly deleted  
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:'JK' oval stamp (F. Keppel, Lugt 1023) on recto; MFA (Lugt 282)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 76359' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'159' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.