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185

Old Putney Bridge

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 54883

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  

 

Paper size:205 x 298 mm  
Plate mark size:201 x 298 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light-medium weight  
Tab?:yes  
Watermarks:no  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a medium print tone that is more pronounced in the foreground water and particularly in the boats.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting at the lower right corner and very minor pitting elsewhere.  
Print note:Deeply bitten lines have broken down around the bridge piers and middle ground boats. Diagonal wipe marks are evident in the foreground.  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (faint)  
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:4 x 12 mm, 65 mm from left; butterfly of 1888/1890s  

 

Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.178. Old Putney Bridge' on verso, at upper right  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K1780503  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.