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The Beggars

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Accession no: ?
State: 8/17

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 6953?) ; sold in 1890 to Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), Boston; bequeathed to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, 1924.  


Paper size:314 x 211 mm  
Plate mark size:307 x 211 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:overall tone, lighter in the distant entrance, soft  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:very dark brown ink, almost black in the shadow  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (barely visible)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1885/1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 6953 [illegible]' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.