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San Biagio

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46832
State: 11/17

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:217 x 303 mm  
Plate mark size:209 x 302 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:very fine laid pattern; machine-made, modern (the following impressions are all on the same paper: K1970603, K1970608, K1970702, K1970802, K1970803, K1970904).  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:plate tone, slightly darker tone on the balcony and boats, varied shades of tone in the water; between the balcony and the diagonal shadow below some light patches show in the tone  
Note on foul biting:light granular tone on figures far right; slight pitting on figures and background in archway  
Print note:round mark (Ø c. 5 mm) left of butterfly  


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:  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:37 mm from left margin, 8 x 15 mm; 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:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.