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The Piazzetta

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49964
State: 9C(a)/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:256 x 179 mm  
Plate mark size:252 x 179 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight; it is inlaid.  
Watermarks:Strasbourg lily / 1814 (Chicago watermark no. 301).  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light print tone that is slightly darker towards the edges.  
Note on foul biting:There is minor foul biting at the edges and heavy pitting around the figures in the square. There are patches of finer dense pitting on the buildings at the right.  
Print note:There is ink settled in the ridges of the chain lines at the lower right. The etched and drypoint lines in the sky have broken down slightly.  


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:3 x 12 mm; 43 mm from left; butterfly of 1888/1889  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.