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Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46809
State: 4/4

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. [check]  


Paper size:284 x 234 mm  
Plate mark size:235 x 133 mm  
Note on size:etching cut off in the middle of the archway  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is light overall print tone which is slightly more pronounced around the arch and in the foreground.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting throughout, including small regular pits and areas that look like fabric imprint around the arch, used particularly effectively to add texture. There are areas of foul biting along the upper edge.  
Print note:There is slight reticulation of ink at upper edge. There is an irregular mark in the pilaster where the ink was not taken up due to the presence of a hair or fibre; there are several smaller ones in the archway.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (very 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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'The Traghetto. (Fragment) of state after K190, III' on recto, at lower edge  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.