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Old Battersea Bridge

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46793
State: 5/7

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Leonard Gow (1859-1936), Glasgow; his sale, Sotheby & Co., 12 May 1943; purchased by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, lot 219, for £92; bought by the University of Glasgow for £475, January 1972.  


Paper size:250 x 380 mm  
Plate mark size:202 x 294 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Strasbourg Lily (crowned fleur-de-lis in crest)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:Single pits in lower third of print.  
Print note:  


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:butterfly 'imp' (below platemark, right side; pencil)  
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:The pencil butterfly, written in pencil below the platemark, dates from 1879.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'25103 / C.15870' (the last number crossed out) recto bottom right  
Misc inscriptions by others:'3' or 'W' in circle; lower right, from bottom to top: 'Old Battersea Bridge' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.