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The Barber's Shop, Chelsea

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 17.3.139
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Bought from the collection of Harris Brisbane Dick (1835-1916), with the Dick Fund, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1917.  


Paper size:166 x 240 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 240 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid, fleck and fibres  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light even tone  
Note on foul biting:a few dots across the centre  
Print note:scratch across foreground, good straightforward impression, not rich  


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:see below  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st proof -' and butterfly  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:very small tab, pencil butterfly possibly 1890s, tab 186-195 < left  


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:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.