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Speke Hall: The Avenue

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46768
State: 7/14

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London (stock no. c 5698). Tallent sale, Sotheby & Co., 12 December 1960 (Lot 109); acquired by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. for £52; purchased by the University of Glasgow from, May 1967, for £80.  


Paper size:332 x 212/218 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 150 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:from old book (sew holes on right and deckle at left and bottom edges)  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown/black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:Minor and only occasional foul biting, on robe?  
Print note:Fine granular pattern in lower part of robe; ink abrasion along laid lines.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1870.' ('t' not crossed, 'l' crossed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Speke Hall.'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly in pencil; below platemark, lower right)  
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:Butterfly of 1879 or 1881.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'C.31350 / C5698 [crossed out]' on recto at bottom right; erased '214' (?); '5698' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:verso in ink, undeciphered five line inscription in Latin  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.