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The Beggars

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1954.53
State: 14/17

Collection credit:Gift of Stanley Field  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Given by Stanley Field to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1954.  
Additional acq. no:RX 1117  


Paper size:310 x 210 mm  
Plate mark size:305 x 210 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:thin laid 'modern'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:Dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:difficult to distinguish areas of plate tone from possible tonal media on this impression; printed with plate tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Check for Lalanne's 'mottled tint' in some areas of masonry around the doorway and for open bite/lavis on the timbers of the opening and the faces and shoulders of the beggar woman and child.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (very faint)  
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 dates from 1887/1890s  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:artist, title, and Kennedy number at lower left and lower centre verso; 'CTE/CA/R' at lower right verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.