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Bead Stringers

British Museum
Accession no: 1929-12-14-9
State: 9/11

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: PPA52108  


Paper size:227 x 153 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 153 mm  
Note on size:trimmed within platemark, slightly uneven cut at right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):n/a  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone, unevenly wiped  
Note on foul biting:tiny dots and flecks, some scrim or vicemarks at bottom corners  
Print note:The ink appears slightly warmer - a cool amber - on this paper; rich effect in shadow  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.