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T. A. Nash's Greengrocer's Shop

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46622
State: 5/5

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:177 x 125 mm  
Plate mark size:175 x 125 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:inlaid  
Watermarks:PRO PATRIA (partial watermark with only fragment of fence and gate visible)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:slight, more concentrated towards the edges  
Note on foul biting:pitting throughout, particularly around figures  
Print note:mottled effect from wiping, ink on scrim leaving residue on plate, throughout; polish marks evident around edges  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'T. A. NASH.' on awning.  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:29 mm from left; tab 2 x 9 mm; pencil butterfly on 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:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.