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The Open Book

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49940
State: C/1

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879. Dr Frederick Mulder, London; sold to the University of Glasgow, February 1972.  


Paper size:378 x 251 mm  
Plate mark size:150 x 113 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:deckle-edged top and right, left and bottom unevenly cut  
Watermarks:'van G[elder]', script  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:pencil scores in addition to cancel lines  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:Slight pitting etc around edges, particularly lower half.  
Print note:from cancelled plate  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
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:'V' or possibly 'U' on recto, 'Only State Known - The Open Book K. 84.' below platemark, recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.