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Bibi Valentin

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Accession no: DN. 2933/5
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Adriaan Jacobus Domela Nieuwenhuis (1850-1935), Amsterdam; given to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1923.  


Paper size:190 x 270 mm  
Plate mark size:153 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:slightly dirty paper; fine, fibrous, not glossy, with faint laid lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Some grey tone in the bottom half and very light tone elsewhere.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There is a slight burr on the signature, and rich burr on the ribbon; some strong burr, quite strongly contrasting dark burr on the eyes, mouth, chin, ribbon. There is an odd area at top right, 20-30 mm from the top of the platmark and extending to 10 mm has an unprinted seuqnece of white curves (hairs?). At the bottom there is an area of soft, freckled texture; there are also some speckles over the plate, not cleaned.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
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:'DNB' stamped twice ( Domela Nieuwehuis, Lugt. 356B) on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Bibi Valentine' on recto, bottom left corner  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.