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Salute Dawn

Scottish National Gallery , Edinburgh
Accession no: ENGLISH 905
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Scottish National Gallery  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Printed by F. Salmon, Paris, for Messrs Dowdeswell and Thibaudeau, 1886. Ernest Stephen Lumsden (1883-1968); bought from Mrs E. S. Lumsden by the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:P.1741  


Paper size:144 x 220 mm  
Plate mark size:125 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:laid down on card  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale buff tone, cleaned off round the bevelled edge  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:quiet, quite pale impression; very fine drypoint lines under the two masted ship at left as reflection.  


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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'A few impressions were printed in Paris on a paper chosen by A.W. Thibadeau which W[histler] liked. There had been some talk of the plates being printed in Paris but before the end of the negotiations with Dowdeswell Whistler decided to pri t himself ESD' (Lumsden)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.