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Market Women, Loches

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8634
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 19694). Listed by E. G. Kennedy (1910) as having been owned by J. Caldwell (John Caldwell, Pittsburgh (1882-1907)?). Knoedler & Co., New York (stock no. MK 32574). Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-10698  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale overall tone with darker strips along the left and right edges  
Note on foul biting:considerable dots and flecks over and around the etched area  
Print note:This is the impression illustrated by Kennedy; the only drypoint is the five left-right diagonals at the upper left of the dooway  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly in graphite at lower right on the verso  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st proof - / butterfly' (the 'st' superscript with a dot beneath it), at lower right on the verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:tab 21 to 30 mm from left; height 3 mm  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 19694' and 'MK 32574' at lower left on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:Possibly 'Ex' (?)at lower left on the verso; '#335' at lower left on the recto (within platemark); 'Market women -Loches' at lower centre on the verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.