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The Fishing Boat

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46871
State: 4/6

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Jules Gerbeau (d. 1906), Paris; probably sold at auction, Paris, 25-27 May 1908. Bought by the University of Glasgow from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, January 1972, for £760.  


Paper size:164 x 230 mm  
Plate mark size:155 x 230 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:top Strasbourg Lily (partial)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, even plate tone, slightly darker along the margins  
Note on foul biting:light pitting across plate  
Print note:bevel visible as lighter margin; Kennedy's state description says for state 3: butterfly removed. However, it is not completely removed here but faintly perceptible.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (faint)  
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:52 mm from left, tab 9 x 14 mm; butterfly not by Whistler  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'JG' in a triangle stamp in red ink recto bottom right (J. Gerbeau, Lugt 1166)  
Dealers' stock nos:'8337 vrm' on verso bottom left  
Misc inscriptions by others:'No 178 in Cat. Wedmore / Fishing Boat - Venice'; misc. faint illegible inscriptions; on verso; '178' (underlined) bottom right verso; '13' in circle, 'C.' verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.