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The Barber's Shop, Chelsea

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Accession no: P.84-1959
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK  
Provenance:Guy John Fenton Knowles (1879-1959); bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, April 1959.  


Paper size:168 x 239 mm  
Plate mark size:165 x 239 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique'  
Watermarks:Strasbourg lily, partial, top only  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone.  
Note on foul biting:a few flecks and dots.  
Print note:A diagonal \ printer's crease starting at the bottom edge to right of centre; light, delicate impression in warm black ink, looking brown on that paper.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:signs in window and door on left: 'HAIR CUTTING & SHAVING', 'CUT / 3', 'HAIR / CUT / 2', on the poster advertising a newspaper: 'FRED CARLOS'  
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:butterfly of 1889/1890s.  


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:WEP  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.