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Lagoon - Noon

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49880

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:137 x 212 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 203 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, 'antique' laid paper.  
Watermarks:'I' (possibly part of 'IV' countermark)  
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 print tone. It is darkest at the upper right corner. It is also pronounced in the foreground where there are wipe marks in a variety of directions. The plate was wiped more cleanly in the centre.  
Note on foul biting:There are individual single pits around the boats.  
Print note:The etched lines appear to be breaking down at the left edge and lower right corner.  


Whistler's sign on plate:Butterfly (very faint)  
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:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'25' on backing paper at bottom right; '26' (upside down, lower left verso)  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.