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Mrs J. Birnie Philip

Library of Congress
Accession no: FP-XIX- W576, no. 445
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Plate bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; printed for her by Nathaniel Sparks (1880-1956), Bristol, 1931; this impression was bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958; given to the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Washington DC, 1977.  


Paper size:173 x 125 mm  
Plate mark size:99 x 68 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, smooth, more at bottom.  
Note on foul biting:a few dots.  
Print note:  


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):'Nathaniel Sparks - / Imp.' at centre on verso  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'4 - 78' on verso; 'Mrs Philip' (in H. Wright's hand)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.