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The Rag Shop, Milman's Row

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8575
State: 2/3

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 25416). Knoedler & Co., New York (stock nos. 6857, 32564). 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-10639  


Paper size:97 x 163 mm  
Plate mark size:94 x 163 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
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:very pale tone, slightly darker at the corners; picking at lower right  
Note on foul biting:considerable, including large areas at left, right and lower centre  
Print note:A rather worn and dry 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 29 to 38 mm from left; butterfly of 1887  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp (H.H. Benedict, Lugt 2936); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 25416' underlined, and 'MK 32564' at lower left on verso; 'MK 6857' at lower right on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'82' at lower left on the verso; 'xob' at lower left on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.