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The Beggars

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Accession no: 57.243
State: 17/17

Collection credit:Bequest of William P. Chapman, Jr., Class of 1895.  
Image credit:Photo © Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca  
Provenance: H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock nos. A8897, a21617); E. G. Kennedy; William P. Chapman, Jr; bequeathed to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1957.  


Paper size:309 x 211 mm  
Plate mark size:306 x 211 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' (pre 1800) soiled at edges  
Watermarks:illegible initials  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even tone  
Note on foul biting:areas of flecks and texture  
Print note:considerable blurring of shape swith drypoint, foul biting, tone and paper  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:'selected for E. G. Kennedy' / butterfly verso  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:butterfly of 1888/90s, tab 48-59mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'wpc jr' in graphite pencil on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 8897'; 'a 21617' crossed out.  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.