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Price's Candle Factory

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46603
State: 10/13

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:161 x 228 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 227 mm  
Note on size:The sheet is uneven.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:inlaid  
Tab?:yes  
Watermarks:cross with 'IH[P?]', not 'IHS' as in similar watermark in lithography catalogue raisonn√©  
Medium:drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:flecks of ink possibly from metal burr); an ink spot lower left corner.  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:butterfly 'imp'  
Note on the tab:54 mm from left; tab 8 x 20 mm. Pencil butterfly dates from 1887/1888.  

 

Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Pencil butterfly dates from 1887/1888. HAG(4) inscr. in pencil; v. with a clover leaf [?] in a circle (5) Watermark; a cross  
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  
ID:K1540305  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.