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San Giorgio

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46848
State: 2/5

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Colnaghi's, London (stock no. c 5243). H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 66609). Bought by the University of Glasgow at auction, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 15 May 1974 (lot 302), for £546.  


Paper size:243 x 403 mm  
Plate mark size:209 x 306 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:surface of paper quite fibrous, in places affecting the take up of ink  
Medium:etching and open bite  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very little, slight patches in the water and sky and on certain buildings  
Note on foul biting:slight pitting, particularly over boats; foul biting towards edges, particularly in foreground  
Print note:light open bite on sky and water, holding a light tone--this also appears on Kennedy's illustration of state I, therefore is in the plate (rather than inking)  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'A.66609'; '5464'; '31' verso; 'c. 5243' on recto, lower right  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Trial K201 II [superscript 'II']' recto, lower left; indistinct words, possibly 'S sales' on recto, upper right corner, margin; '22'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.