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Savoy Scaffolding

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46894
State: 1/1

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:180 x 81 mm  
Plate mark size:177 x 81 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight, 'antique' laid paper.  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is more pronounced in the foreground.  
Note on foul biting:There is slight pitting throughout.  
Print note:There is slight reticulation of ink in the foreground and diagonal wipe marks evident in the foreground.  


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 on verso, at lower right corner  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st.. [superscript 'st'] proof.' on verso, at lower right corner  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:3 x 12 mm, 26 mm from left; pencil  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Savoy Scaffolding' on verso, at lower centre; at lower left, 'K.267', 'only state'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.