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The Little Rag Shop, Milman's Row

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8574
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Tracy Dows (b. 1871), New York; probably sold through Frederick Keppel (1845-1912), New York, 1911. Colnaghi's, London, 1920s (stock no. c 6529). Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10638  


Paper size:72 x 102 mm  
Plate mark size:69 x 101 mm  
Note on size:uneven trim at top edge  
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:with pale tone at left and bottom  
Note on foul biting:a small patch of regular texture (from paper or cloth>) at lower left  
Print note:Lacking the burr seen in Kennedy's reproduction of this state.  


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:'7' at lower right on the verso, possibly by Whistler  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 30 to 38 mm from left; butterfly of 1887/1890  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp on verso of tab (of Henry Harper Benedict, Lugt 2936); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b); 'TD' oval stamp (Tracy Dows, Lugt 2427) all on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'c.6529' at lower centre on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'1' at lower left on the verso; 'W233' in brown ink at lower right on the verso;'K.257 II / Old Clothes Shop / No1.' at lower right on the verso, possibly by Harold Wright  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.