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La Vieille aux Loques

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la photographie
Accession no: Rés EC 123 Folio 1
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo courtesy of Bibliothèque nationale de France  
Provenance:Atherton Curtis, Paris (no. 4941); given in 1943 to the Cabinet des estampes, Bibliothèque nationale de France  
Additional acq. no:D.07374  


Paper size:425 x 304 mm  
Plate mark size:209 x 147 mm  
Other size:208 x 145 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:discoloured to buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine collé on white wove board  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:virtually none, some 'clouds' in upper third right  
Note on foul biting:Finger prints all over the right, foul biting in corners, along lower margin, pitting.  
Print note:rich, dark, heavy impression  


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:'BN EST' red oval stamp (Lugt 400) in recto  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:'A. C. 4941' (coll. no. from the Atherton Curtis collection) in lower right corner  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.