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Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49884

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Dr Frederick Mulder, London; sold to the University of Glasgow, February 1972.  


Paper size:274 x 196 mm  
Plate mark size:206 x 131 mm  
Note on size:paper unevenly cut: 271-274 x 190-196 mm; paper discoloured, yellowed.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid (faux Asian?)  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is more pronounced in the foreground where there are curved wipe lines evident. It is also darker around the edges and in the upper right corner.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting across the image, particularly in deeper bitten areas (birds, well, vine).  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (faint)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly 'imp' (pencil; below platemark)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'5' on verso, at the upper left corner (by JW?); on mounting paper at lower right: '5'.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.