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Fruit Stall

Scottish National Gallery , Edinburgh
Accession no: ENGLISH 886
State: 9/21

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.1739  


Paper size:242 x 167 mm  
Plate mark size:223 x 147 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark cream  
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 buff tone overall  
Note on foul biting:large area of soft grey texture and tiny dots under the table at right, extending down to the boats; distinct vice mark at the bottom.  
Print note:overall scratch marks, like 'Turkeys'. The doorway is quite soft and rich, in the shadows. A lot of movememnt in the figures in the door.  


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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:Not on sheet; 'Between Kennedy's 6th & Final states' written on mount board  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.