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Wool Carders

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46618
State: 1/3

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Gift, 1935  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; given by her to the University of Glasgow, 1935.  


Paper size:314 x 254/259 mm  
Plate mark size:286 x 231 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:very strong and fibrous, almost a 'vellum'  
Medium:etching and drypoint and wash  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:brown wash in water, doorway and arch  
Print tone:pronounced tone in the corners, lightest in the bottom left corner, vertical strokes along the right margin (cf. K1830001)  
Note on foul biting:single but righly printed pits, mainly to right of doorway  
Print note:very rich print; 60 mm long diagonal crease from printing process across top of arch  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:butterfly below platemark  
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:'RBP' in form of trefoil in circle (Rosalind Birnie Philip, variation on Lugt 405) on verso.  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'cut out mt' on verso at bottom right  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.