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Bead Stringers

British Museum
Accession no: 1929-12-14-8
State: 4/11

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Arthur Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), London; bequeathed to the British Museum, London, 1929.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA52109  


Paper size:226 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:226 x 151 mm  
Note on size:Possibly trimmed within platemark, unevenly cut at bottom  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream discoloured to light tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light even plate tone  
Note on foul biting:foul biting in the lower right corner; loose scattered pitting across the figures; minor spots of foul biting above the door, line of right edge  
Print note:A few precise scratches or traces of an earlier design; e.g. vertical lines down sleeve at right, shaded zig-zags like roofs at bottom left. Rich shading within the doorway, delicate broken lines on the figures. Drypoint on cheeks of girl at left is noticeable. Faint traces of scraping/burnishing.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'37' above the door  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.