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San Biagio

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46841
State: 10/17

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:215 x 303 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 303 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight and sized; it is inlaid.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a selective use of print tone that is more pronounced in the foreground water and selected sections of the building and middle ground.  
Note on foul biting:There is very fine granular tone used to give shadow and solidity to the boat, figures, balcony etc.  
Print note:There are loosely horizontal wipe marks evident in the foreground. In the foreground there is also slight reticulation of ink, or possibly the surface texture of paper affected the absorption of ink.  


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:7 x 16 mm; 58 mm from left; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K197, VII' on verso, at centre.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.