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The Fish Shop, Venice

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46879
State: 7/9

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:170 x 262 mm  
Plate mark size:130 x 222 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:uneven; strongest under the bridge, in the water; palest around the shop opening on the right.  
Note on foul biting:pitting throughout, giving texture particularly to buildings  
Print note:very slight reticulation of ink towards edges; inking marks under bridge.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly (to left of arch); butterfly (in shutter on left)  
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:verso, brown ink: 'JAMc[superscript]M', within rectangular box.  
Dealers' stock nos:'6868' on recto, below platemark  
Misc inscriptions by others:'18' in circle on recto; '8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.' on recto; 'Sh / Sh / .' ; 'W.188' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.