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La Vieille aux Loques

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
Accession no: 39.12
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd, 1939, for £12.  


Paper size:277 x 208 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 148 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium/heavy weight 'antique' laid paper  
Watermarks:partial, very top of 2 or 3 letters (possibly including 'W')  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light print tone that is slightly darker at the lower left and lower edge.  
Note on foul biting:There is a mark from the grip of an etching tool at the upper left corner and fingerprints, particularly at the right side. There is foul biting particularly at the left and scrim marks on the right and on the sacks.  
Print note:  


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.' (very faint, 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:'c.22825' on recto, at lower right, below platemark.  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.21 III La vieille aux loques.' on recto, at lower edge.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.