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Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46803
State: 9 e/9

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Acquired from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, February 1965.  


Paper size:213 x 299 mm  
Plate mark size:203 x 297 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:inlaid; paper fibrous; very fine.  
Watermarks:Strasbourg Lily  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Dramatic use of plate tone, darkest in the lower section in the water and in the upper part in the sky.  
Note on foul biting:Slight pitting particularly around horizon line  
Print note:Reticulation of surface ink in lower right corner, caused by too damp paper and thin oil in ink; directional wiping lines evident; ink colour is black but paper colour has warm tone, giving brownish effect.  


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:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:62 mm from left; tab 8 x 18 mm. Pencil butterfly dated 1883/1885  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso, pencil  
Dealers' stock nos:'c.30479' and '136' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The Nocturne 5' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.