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Fruit Stall

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46861
State: 19/21

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:257/261 x 182/193 mm  
Plate mark size:224 x 149 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:unevenly cut, left edge torn not cut  
Watermarks:Pro Patria  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:plate tone, less in the centre, darker in lower third and in the top left corner  
Note on foul biting:patch of foul biting bottom centre; two smaller patches 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; 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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso bottom left stamp in red ink: [illegible]  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Venice' recto bottom centre below platemark, erased  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.