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United States of America 1834 – England 1903

  • France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895

The barber's (1886-88) Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio Etching Support: Light-weight, off-white laid paper trimmed to the plate-mark leaving a small tab l.r
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso l.l ( inverted)" GR".
Edition State: only state
Publisher: WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill
Place Published: London

Edition Notes: Proofing and printing by WHISTLER,James ( Abbott) McNeill ( United States: 1834- Great Britain, 1903) Printed in dark brown ink, from one copper plate.
Primary Insc: Signed l.r on tab, in pencil [Whistler's butterfly monogram] " imp"; signed c.r, in plate[ Whistler's butterfly monogram].
Secondary Insc: Inscribed as part of image from c.l "Hair Cutting & Shaving,CUT3, Hair CUT 2/ FRED CARLOS".
Tertiary Insc: Verso: collector's stamp of trefoil c.l, in brown ink [ Cunningham]; inscribed l.c, in pencil " K271";l.l, in pencil "The Barber w271 k"; lower c., in pencil " only state"; l.r, in pencil " C21985"; l.r, in pencil " V1Rx"; l.r, in pencil "1978.436".
Dimensions: plate-mark 16.4 h x 24.0 w cm sheet 16.8 h x 24.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Kennedy (1910), 271
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.436
Subject: Collection: The Charles C. Cunningham collection of James McNeill Whistler etchings and lithographs, acquired 1978.