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The Barber's Shop, Chelsea

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: E.588-1890
State: 1/2

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Provenance:Sold by Whistler to the South Kensington Museum, 7 July 1890, with three other etchings for a total of £40.0.0; recorded as in the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1907; recorded in museum ledgers as 'Lost case. Chas. Randall repp 19/2276' and as 'Written off. R.P. 47/823' and 'cancelled'; missing (2006-2010).  


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Plate mark size:n/a mm  
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Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):n/a  
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Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:n/a  
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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:n/a  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:n/a  
Tab signed/inscribed:n/a  
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Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
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Collector's mark:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.