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San Giorgio

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Accession no: 30464
State: 5/5

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Paper size:208 x 301 mm  
Plate mark size:208 x 301 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:recto fine canvas-like texture  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:radially wiped tone, darkening towards the margins with darkest parts in the corners  
Note on foul biting:some foul biting near lower margin; fine pitting across signature and boats; scattered pits in sky might not be foul bitten but drawn  
Print note:ink reticulation mainly in left corners, some also at far right  


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:on tab  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp'  
Note on the tab:92 mm from left, 7 x 16 mm; butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso left: brown seal of Hamburg with text 'KUNSTHALLE ZU HAMBURG' (Lugt 1233)  
Dealers' stock nos:'1772' on verso lower right; '30464' on verso below collector's mark  
Misc inscriptions by others:verso lower right: 'San Giorgio'; lower right corner: 'W 167'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.