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Fruit Stall

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46862
State: 21/21

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:230 x 149 mm  
Plate mark size:225 x 149 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, sized, 'antique' laid paper; it is inlaid.  
Watermarks:hunting horn in shield with 'HG' below (see Chicago, 1998, no. 181)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a medium print tone that is particularly pronounced in the foreground water. It is more even but still a little patchy over the building and figures, with the lightest area in the centre.  
Note on foul biting:There is a mark from the grip of a tool near the centre of the lower edge. There is other foul biting around the edges, individual single pits across the image and areas of finer pitting around the women and awning.  
Print note: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:6 x 16 mm; 27 mm from left  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K200 Fruitstall / VII' on verso, at centre.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.