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The Little Rag Shop, Milman's Row

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1903.18
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bernard Buchanan MacGeorge (1845?-1924), Glasgow. Listed by E. G. Kennedy as owned by himself. Bought from Hermann Wunderlich & Co., by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1903; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:68 x 102 mm  
Plate mark size:68 x 102 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone, slightly darker at the upper corners and along the bottom  
Note on foul biting:regular foul biting (from cloth or paper?) across the bench in the foreground  
Print note:Fine clear but pale impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:tab 25-36 mm from left, height 5 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'B.M.' stamp on verso of tab (B.B. MacGeorge, Lugt 394).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W209 Old Clothes Shop - 1st State/' along the lower edge on the verso, by C.L. Freer; '209' (upside down) on the tab verso; 'i/Ii-' at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.