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San Giorgio

Scottish National Gallery , Edinburgh
Accession no: ENGLISH 882

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). Acquired by the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1942.  
Additional acq. no:P.1757  


Paper size:228 x 324 mm  
Plate mark size:207 x 302 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine, light-weight laid, possibly Asian, laid down  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light even tone, buff overall  
Note on foul biting:dots in lower half, on the water, and bottom right corner; the bevel is cleaner except for the foul biting.  
Print note:slightly warm black ink, the lines looking a little blurred as if the paper was damp or the ink wetter than usual or as if it was pulled slightly in the printing  


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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others: 'San Giorgio / Trial impression between Kennedy's 3d & final states. / "Sky removed but no Butterfly." ESL.' (E.S.Lumsden) written on board  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.