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Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46801
State: 1/6

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:298 x 393 mm  
Plate mark size:254 x 361 mm  
Note on size:paper trimmed only along bottom edge  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:proofing paper; opaque, chalky, thick, pulled fibres, soft, grey tone, possibly proofing paper. An example of ‘China’ paper. The paper was partially trimmed along lower edge; later piece of the same paper was taken and border added along bottom.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Extremely slight, towards the edges; ink residue in the corners, particularly the lower left corner.  
Note on foul biting:Slight pitting, particularly in building, also cracking of ground (from possible overheating of plate) in centre.  
Print note:Wipe marks evident at left and right edges; on right edge ink doesn't seem to have been applied evenly to edge of plate, 9 mm strip where only minimal lines, possibly due to wiping.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly on verso, pencil, lower left corner  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st[superscript] proof, before 1' verso, lower left corner; 'no 1' verso, upper left corner  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:Tab 95 mm from left ; tab 4 x 15 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:Butterfly on verso of 1890s  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.187' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.