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La Vieille aux Loques

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Accession no: DN. 2936
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 43027). Adriaan Jacobus Domela Nieuwenhuis (1850-1935), Amsterdam; given to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1923.  


Paper size:222 x 173 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 148 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:slightly dirty surface as if it had been a long time in a dusty place  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:clean wiped on her bonnet, pots, material behind her and in front, otherwise light tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Soft burr and very soft effect, possibly retroussage used; uncleaned edges give a lot of texture at the right particularly at the bottom, and on the left.  


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:'DNB' stamp ( A.J.D. Nieuwehuis, Lugt 356B) on verso twice  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 43027 / 2936 / 6' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'173' or '179' at right angles to image in pen in old script at the bottom right corner, recto; 'No/2' in old script in pen; and 'Whistler La Vieille aux Loques'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.