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Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 1581
State: 5/5

Collection credit:Bequeathed by James Smith (of Blundellsands)  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Published by the Print Sellers' Association. James Smith (1831-1923), Blundellsands; bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1923.  
Additional acq. no:BW 639  


Paper size:168 x 248 mm  
Plate mark size:135 x 209 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:The paper has orange pencil ruled lines above and below the platemark; it is stuck down on a secondary sheet.  
Watermarks:Unable to examine properly.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:Black ink and whitener over torn and repaired areas - not the work of Whistler  
Print tone:There is a light, even print tone.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting, particularly in the sky and middle ground.  
Print note:  


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: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:On recto, at lower left, blind stamp: 'GJ / PRINT SELLERS / ASSOCIATION' (in oval)  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'IN 1581', '25754' on recto, at lower edge. On verso of secondary sheet, at upper edge,: 'Fulham by J. McNeill Whistler'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.