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Turkeys

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49970

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:212 x 134 mm  
Plate mark size:206 x 134 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:yes  
Watermarks:no  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:uneven, more pronounced in the foreground and at the edges  
Note on foul biting:pitting throughout, particularly around fowl; bevel lines evident at edges  
Print note:cancelled state (further cancel lines than GLAHA 49969); fine diagonal scratches in foreground holding ink, creating surface tone.  

 

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:32 mm from left; tab 6 x 15 mm; butterfly of 1887  

 

Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K199 Turkeys' on verso  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K1990306  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.