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Drury Lane

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49894

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:199 x 140 mm  
Plate mark size:162 x 102 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light-medium weight, western, possibly faux-Asian.  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:no  
Medium:etching  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a medium-heavy tone in the foreground where diagonal wipe marks are evident. There is a lesser plate tone at the upper corners and edges.  
Note on foul biting:There are single pits around the figures and buildings.  
Print note:There are diagonal wipe marks at the right side and diagonals running in the opposite direction in the foreground. The paper is badly 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:butterfly 'imp' On recto, below platemark  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'16' on verso, at upper right corner; '16' on verso, at upper right corner.  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K2370202  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.