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The Beggars

Art Institute of Chicago
Accession no: 1938.1862
State: 17/17

Collection credit:The Clarence Buckingham Collection  
Image credit:Photo © The Art Institute of Chicago  
Provenance:Alexander John Godbey (1853-1934). Albert Rouillier, Chicago. Clarence L. Buckingham (1854-1913), Chicago; bequeathed to his sisters; passed to the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1938.  
Additional acq. no:R 5750  


Paper size:311 x 210 mm  
Plate mark size:305 x 210 mm  
Note on size:it appears that neither tab was cut by Whistler  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:thin Japan paper  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:printed with some plate tone  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:open bite/lavis on the timbers of the opening?  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:There are two tabs; see misc. inscriptions;  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:butterfly of 1888/1890 type, possibly not by Whistler.  
Collector's mark:Alexander John Godby (stamp not in Lugt but see L.1119b), Albert Rouillier (Lugt 170) and 'C.B.' (C. L. Buckingham, Lugt 497)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'pp. 11.' on second tab to right of tab with butterfly 'imp'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.