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The Lime-Burner

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
Accession no: 45.2
State: 2/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Purchased from F. R. Meatyard, 32 Museum Street, London WC1, 3 May 1945, for £18.18.0.  
Additional acq. no:PR2C6A  


Paper size:342 x 230 mm  
Plate mark size:254 x 177 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:Very light weight  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Plate tone is used to suggest shadows of walls and rafters.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting in the foreground and dense areas of pitting around the framing walls and beams, giving substance and texture. There is also some pitting in the whiter space above the figure.  
Print note:There is possible burnishing in the foreground. It is a very beautiful impression with rich inking effects and slight retroussage.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1859.' (lower right); 'Whistler' (lower left, very faint)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


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:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.