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La Vieille aux Loques

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 7437
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bought at 'Paddy's' Market, Liverpool by Ian Campbell; presented to Walker Art Gallery, November 1970.  


Paper size:208 x 145 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 145 mm  
Note on size:chine collĂ© 208 x 144  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff on ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine collĂ©  
Note on the paper:inlaid  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light plate tone.  
Note on foul biting:There are foul biting, finger prints and scrim marks particularly towards the edges. In the foreground rag bag there are scrim marks.  
Print note:Retroussage is used to darken the shadows. There are the ghosts of old lines at the right side of the doorway.  


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. [superscript 't'] 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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'7437', '1 1/2', 'La mere Gerard' on verso, at centre.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.