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J. Becquet, Sculptor

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Accession no: 2005.281

Collection credit:Fogg Art Museum, Gift of Patricia Cornwell  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Colnaghi's, London (stock no. c 21395). Robert Rice (b. 1925). Given by Patricia Cornwell to the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, 2005.  


Paper size:286 x 205 mm  
Plate mark size:171 x 140 image mm  
Note on size:broad margin; Kennedy's note re: use of frisket  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid, 'antique'  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid paper with a stained red edge at right (from old book)  
Watermarks:Mailed hand to right of a trident [?] topped with three balls; glove with initials CD, crown above  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight overall brownish tone.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The drypoint lines at left and in the hair are rich; burr on drypoint lines lower left  


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:'Whistler' below impression, at right.[twice]  
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:verso, red stamp of circle with monogram 'RR' (the first R reversed, Robert Rice, not in Lugt); and pencil initials 'JRM' [?] and ''JLM' [?]  
Dealers' stock nos:'c 21395'; and '18437' at top right recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:K. 52i Bequet '27 1/2 c 33 1/2' etc; 'ET IMBLKHH'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.