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Amsterdam, from the Tolhuis

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46602
State: 8/8

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Gift, 1935  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; given by her to the University of Glasgow, 1935.  


Paper size:135 x 209 mm  
Plate mark size:133 x 209 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:inlaid, see condition note  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:in the upper part of the sky and along the right edge of the plate, tone is used to render light and clouds  
Note on foul biting:granular tone in the sky, supporting the tonal effect; somewhat stronger pitting in bottom left corner  
Print note:Lines in the sky partly erased, giving a subtle 'multilayered' impression of wind, light and clouds. Date erased next to signature?  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.' ; butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'à Amsterdam - Tolhuis'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:3 x 13 mm, 40 mm from left. Pencil butterfly of 1890s.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'RBP' in form of trefoil in circle (Rosalind Birnie Philip, variation on Lugt 405) on verso.  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.