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The Piazzetta

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46802
State: 6/9

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:260 x 182 mm  
Plate mark size:255 x 182 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:inlaid  
Watermarks:Strasbourg Lily / F1 (script) (see Chicago 1998, no. 284)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light print tone, uneven, more pronounced in the foreground and sky; the central section wiped fairly clean  
Note on foul biting:slight pitting  
Print note:lines, particularly in upper section, rather worn down; diagonal wipe marks in foreground (made with coarse cloth, scratchy effect)  


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:45 mm from left; tab 5 x 14 mm; pencil butterfly of 1886/1888  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:recto, upper margin of added inlay paper, pencil: fish-like mark or 'x' where lines joined up on one side.  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.