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Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46804
State: 3/9

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:283 x 379 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 292 mm  
Note on size:uneven edges  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'VAN GELDER'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:pale grey pen (or brush?) & ink (or wash?) over deck of & behind stern of steamer; these are close horizontals & slight left-right diagonals; possibly an area of wash to right of steamer's stern  
Print tone:extremely slight and fairly even  
Note on foul biting:minor, particularly along the horizon line, and a few pits elsewhere  
Print note:  


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:recto, lower left below platemark, pencil: butterfly 'imp - 1st. [superscript] state - 1st. [superscript] Proof -'; 'Venice 1879.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st state - 1st proof - Venice 1879'  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:trial ink or wash marks at lower left sheet corner; probably related to ink or wash additions  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K184, I' recto, lower right corner; '8' verso, lower right corner.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.