Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


San Biagio

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 54884
State: Cc/17

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Possibly passed by family descent to Whistler's great-nephew, Joseph Whistler Revillon (1886-1955); bequeathed to the University of Glasgow, 1955.  


Paper size:273 x 397 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 304 mm  
Note on size:slightly rough edges at bottom and left; wiser margin right  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight; edges rough at left and lower sides, trimmed on right and upper  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a medium print tone that is darkest at the upper right and wiped most cleanly through the archway; it is used selectively elsewhere to provide texture and shadow. There is a mottled quality to the inking and wiping throughout, adding to the picturesque quality of the building.  
Note on foul biting:There is foul biting at the left edge and minor pitting throughout.  
Print note:The paper is cockled within the platemark from the printing process. Fine granular tone is used selectively throughout but it is masked in places by heavy inking. It is cancelled with 5 diagonal lines, lower left to upper right, and four upper left to lower right diagonals.  


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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:no  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K197 Cancelled' on recto, at lower left; at lower right, 'Revillon Collection'; on verso, at lower right, '54884'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.