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The Music Room

British Museum
Accession no: 1929-12-14-2
State: 2/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Arthur Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), London; bequeathed to the British Museum, London, 1929.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA52206  


Paper size:255 x 338 mm  
Plate mark size:146 x 216 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Of uneven texture, with some raised areas, and is flecked with brown fibres. A close examination of the paper was prevented as the etching has been attached to the mount.  
Watermarks:not visible from recto  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a heavy print tone. The plate has been wiped more cleanly around the lamp and its light.  
Note on foul biting:There is foul biting all around the edges, with fingerprints at the upper left corner. There is pitting particularly in the foreground.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:none on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:none on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:none on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:'228.' on recto, at lower right corner, below platemark  
Misc inscriptions by others:none on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.