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Fruit Stall

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46860
State: 12/21

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:225 x 150 mm  
Plate mark size:223 x 150 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:recto: canvas-like texture; verso: very fine laid lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even plate tone in upper two thirds of the image, darker in the water, wiped vertically  
Note on foul biting:patch of foul biting bottom centre; two lighter and smaller patches of foul biting top left and right; pitting on quay and fruit; less on wall above stall  
Print note:delicate vertical scratches across plate, probably from cleaning the plate with a cloth; ink reticulation along left margin and right half of lower 1/3; dark ink sport left of stick at right near table; new state  


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 margin, tab 6 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.