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The Barber's Shop, Chelsea

National Gallery of Australia
Accession no: 78.436
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Charles C. Cunningham (1910-1979), Chicago. Acquired through Robert M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA, by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1978.  
Additional acq. no:111771  


Paper size:168 x 240 mm  
Plate mark size:164 x 240 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'CCC' trefoil stamp on verso in brown ink (C.C. Cunningham).  
Dealers' stock nos:'C 21985' on verso, at lower right ; at lower right 'V1Rx'.  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K271'on verso, at lower centre; at lower left, 'The Barber w271 k'; lower centre, 'only state'; at lower right, '1978.436'.  


Source of information:Museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.