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The Menpes Children

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46911
State: 1/1

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), London. Sold at auction, Sotheby's, London, 21 December 1964, bought by the University of Glasgow.  


Paper size:132 x 221 mm  
Plate mark size:68 x 101 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light-medium print tone, with wipe marks at the upper right.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting throughout.  
Print note:There is reticulation of ink at the right side.  


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:  
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:'K.298' and '51' on recto, at right, outside platemark; 'Collection: Mortimer Menpes' at lower left, outside platemark  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.