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The Kitchen

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 19815
State: 2/3

Collection credit:Gift of Francis Seymour Haden.  
Image credit:Photo ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London  
Provenance:Presented with the 12 etchings of the 'French Set' (14 including the two title pages) by Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London, to South Kensington Museum, 1 January 1861.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1A  


Paper size:n/a mm  
Plate mark size:228 x 157 mm  
Other size:chine collé 226 x 155 mm  
Note on size:mount stuck down so unable to determine paper size  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine applique on wove  
Note on the paper:Mount stuck down so unable to examine paper properly.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:uneven, wiped clean to suggest light from window, darker to enhance shadows and give substance to the figure  
Note on foul biting:Finger prints along the lower edge; foul biting particularly around the edges, most pronounced in the foreground.  
Print note:The surface has a slightly mottled effect from the wiping; there is a white line down the right edge where the ink was not taken up (from chine collé); slight reticulation of ink in the foreground and upper edge.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. [superscript 't'] Jacques. 171.' (partially erased)  
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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.