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Scottish National Gallery , Edinburgh
Accession no: ENGLISH 884
State: 1/2

Collection credit:Scottish National Gallery  
Image credit:Scottish National Gallery  
Provenance:Printed by F. Salmon, Paris, for Messrs Dowdeswell and Thibaudeau, 1886. Ernest Stephen Lumsden (1883-1968); bought from Mrs E. S. Lumsden by the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1949.  
Additional acq. no:P.1743  


Paper size:228 x 152 mm  
Plate mark size:204 x 130 mm  
Note on size:Difficult to measure because of the smudgy bevelled edges.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:pale buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:laid down on card  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone  
Note on foul biting:Dots of black foul biting overall and marks at the edge as well as vertical scraping.  
Print note:The effect is as if a layer of colour was printed under the etching, because the bevelled edge is cleaner, but with dots of foul biting.  


Whistler's sign on plate:  
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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:Not on paper; 'Turkeys. W.165 trial impression of 1st State. 2nd Venice Set - 1886' written on mount  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.