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Bridge, Amsterdam

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46998
State: 5/5

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Printed by Nathaniel Sparks for Whistler's executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:188 x 270 mm  
Plate mark size:163 x 240 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:varied use of tone: light above the bridge, lighter still top right (house wall), darker in the water with light patches above shadows, very dark tone on the bridge providing strong contrast.  
Note on foul biting:fine scattered pitting across etched parts but not in sky; minor foul biting along plate edges.  
Print note:This Sparks impression is very crisply printed compared to the Whistler 3rd state impression illustrated by Kennedy; all fine lines print clearly, and there is lots of contrast; Whistler's impression is more 'atmospheric'.  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):'Nathaniel Sparks / Imp.' in pencil on verso.  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'3rd proof of an issue of three prints taken from the original plate by my authority. / Rosalind Birnie Philip.' by Rosalind Birnie Philip below platemark  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.