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Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46730
State: 5/6

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


Paper size:178/183 x 250 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 199 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian wove  
Note on the paper:Very refined, light weight, shiny, almost transparent; pasted down onto tissue, possibly originally gampi; adhesive coming through so that ink looks greyish, misty.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Residual plate tone.  
Note on foul biting:Manipulative pitting in foreground on the right, less on the left.  
Print note:The print has a partly glossy appearance where the paper did not allow the ink to sink in.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'...UR MAC…' above the bow window at top right; 'CURTIS GIN' ('N' reversed) on the signboard in the background.  
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:Any potential dots in the signature are unrecognisable because the area is heavily pitted  
Collector's mark:recto, lower left: light brown stamp 'CS' in a circle  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Limehouse no. 5370' on verso, bottom of platemark  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.