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La Vieille aux Loques

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Accession no: P113'45
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd; bequeathed by Ernest Henry Keen to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1945.  


Paper size:268 x 194 mm  
Plate mark size:210 x 149 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:medium weight  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is print tone particularly around the edges.  
Note on foul biting:There is foul biting particularly around the edges. There are scrim marks on the sacks in the foreground. There are fingerprints particularly on the right side.  
Print note:There is burnishing evident on the right side. There is a degree of retroussage evident. The fibres of the paper have affected the uptake of ink.  


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:S numbers may have been used by Keppel.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'S.2690' on recto, at lower right, below platemark  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W14 / K21, III La vieille aux loques' on recto, at lower left, below platemark; '7' very faint at lower right.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.