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Battersea Reach

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 50286

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 copper plate; given by her to the University of Glasgow, 1935.  

 

Paper size:131 x 207 mm  
Plate mark size:(134 x 209) mm  
Note on size:The paper is trimmed so that it is smaller than the platemark size.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
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.  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:n/a  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very difficult to tell what is ink and what is soiling.  
Note on foul biting:There is minor pitting.  
Print note:  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1863.-' ('l' crossed, 't' uncrossed)  
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:'C' on recto at lower right.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K0900208  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.