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La Vieille aux Loques

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1987.41.61
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 33292). Given by John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1987.  


Paper size:238 x 192 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 148 mm  
Note on size: uneven edges along bottom and right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'K CHILTON. MILL'  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:tone and a lot of texture, particularly at the bottom, and on the sack at front  
Note on foul biting:a lot at the edges, a lot of texture overall  
Print note:Dark printing, a lot of tone at the top to make this work, and delicate scraping off on the reflections.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler' ('s' reversed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue ...' (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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 33292 / R6510' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.