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Reading by Lamplight

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46720
State: 3/3

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Possibly passed by family descent to Whistler's great-nephew, Joseph Whistler Revillon (1886-1955); bequeathed to the University of Glasgow, 1955.  


Paper size:230 x 174 mm  
Plate mark size:159 x 119 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid paper  
Watermarks:a crowned shield - similar to hunting horn in shield (Chicago 184)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light print tone which is slightly more pronounced around the edges.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting in the foreground and within the circle of light cast by the lamp. There is foul biting at the edges.  
Print note:The plate mark is not straight on the paper.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'J. Whistler' ('l' crossed as well as 't')  
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:'73' on verso, at upper left corner (in circle)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.