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Riault (The Wood Engraver)

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 50280
State: C/4

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Gift, 1935  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879. Acquired by Whistler's executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, trimmed and stuck on the envelope containing the copperplate; given by her to the University of Glasgow, 1935.  


Paper size:213 x 151 mm  
Plate mark size:(230 x 154) mm  
Note on size:The paper is trimmed so that it is smaller than the platemark size.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:laid down on the envelope containing the copper plate so impossible to examine paper fully.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is possible light plate tone at the upper left and right edge but the paper is also heavily soiled.  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:There are ink blotches, particularly on the right.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1860.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
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:'W62' on recto, at lower right.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.