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The Garden

Scottish National Gallery , Edinburgh
Accession no: ENGLISH 909
State: 8/15

Collection credit:Scottish National Gallery  
Image credit:Scottish National Gallery  
Provenance:Purchased from the Estate of Sir Donald Pollok by the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1964.  
Additional acq. no:P.2654  


Paper size:328 x 261 mm  
Plate mark size:298 x 235 mm  
Note on size:platemark hard to see  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:pale buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:fine light weight paper  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:pale even buff tone, wiped cleaner at the top and bottom  
Note on foul biting:a few spots, including a curious pair of spots at left above the water, and to right of the boy, all up the steps  
Print note:rather a good impression with soft, effective drypoint on the figures and trees in and around the door, and strong effect in the darkest areas. The boy's feet are not seen, one has been burnished out and one is in the water  


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:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.