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The Traghetto, No. 2

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46810
State: 7/9

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:245 x 305 mm  
Plate mark size:240 x 304 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:Inlaid; very thin, quality paper, fibres fine and even in length.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:uneven, darker towards the edges and on the right side  
Note on foul biting:pitting throughout; granular etched tone, particularly around seated figures, right windows, arch and right edge  
Print note:  


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:butterfly on verso (not clover leaf as stated on HAG web page),  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper: 'Proof before rework'  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:51 mm from left; tab 4 x 13 mm; pencil butterfly of 1886/1887 on tab  


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.