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Brushing the Hair

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46766

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Possibly Frederick Keppel, New York. Edmund Gosselin (1849-1917), Paris; probably bought back by Whistler; bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:232 x 157 mm  
Plate mark size:227 x 152 mm  
Note on size:Paper trimmed, but not exactly to platemark.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:inlaid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:pitting in lower part of print close to lines and signature  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1863' ( 't' not crossed) [check]  
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.93' and 'The Toilet' in two different handwritings; verso at bottom, pen/dark brown ink: 'Le c[illegible] / de chez Mr Gosselin provenant de Mr. Keppel' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.