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The Garden

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49898

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Dr Frederick Mulder, London; sold to the University of Glasgow, February 1972.  


Paper size:307 x 238 mm  
Plate mark size:304 x 238 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light-medium weight, 'antique' laid paper.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is an uneven medium-dark print tone. It is darkest in the foreground water; medium in tone at the upper corners and within the garden; and light around the doorway.  
Note on foul biting:There is a thumb print at the lower left and pitting throughout the image, with particularly dense area of pitting (granular surface tone) on the steps opposite the boy.  
Print note:There is reticulation of ink in the foreground. The paper is creased from the printing process.  


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:tab 4 x 16 mm, 57 mm from left; inscription in pencil  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'20' on recto of secondary support, at lower right; '20' on verso, at upper left.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.