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Upright Venice

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46851
State: 4/7

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:258 x 178 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 178 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:the paper colour is almost buff  
Watermarks:fleur de lys, from 'JH & ZOON' with fleur de lys (see Chicago, 1998, no. 321)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight, uneven, more pronounced in the foreground, over the boats on the right and in the sky  
Note on foul biting:slight pitting particularly in foreground among boats and figures, and along horizon line and in sky  
Print note:patches where paper has not absorbed ink properly, see lower right corner and left hand boat on horizon in particular  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:39 mm from left; tab 5 x 13 mm; butterfly of ca 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'52' within circle on verso; '5' (without the upper stroke, or possibly upside down 'G'; 'K205 II/4'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.