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The Little Rotherhithe

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46758
State: 4/4

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:243 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:125 x 101 mm  
Note on size: The sheet is uneven.  
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:slight pitting throughout  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:retroussage evident notably on boat moored at right  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1861.'  
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:'K. 73 / III Little Wapping' by Harold Wright below platemark at bottom left . Inscription on verso, difficult to read : 'on a board In Larger / […]'; 'Stuck at each corner'; '[…] on 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 Bard at Easner'?  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.