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The Barber's Shop, Chelsea

Kupferstich-Kabinett der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Accession no: A 1902-2
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Sold by Whistler to the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden in 1901 on occasion of the International Art Exhibition.  


Paper size:164 x 243 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 241 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even light plate tone, slightly darker in top right corner, wiped \\\  
Note on foul biting:fine scattered pitting across figures and right part of street below them  
Print note:fine ink reticulation in upper right  


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:48 mm from left, 3 x 10 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.