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Bird Shop - Seven Dials

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46898
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:170 x 138 mm  
Plate mark size:134 x 97 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:recto: a (near) vertical brown line c. 7mm from right margin, verso c. 10 mm from left margin  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam flanked by two lions (see Chicago 1998, no. 15)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light plate tone, slightly darker towards the bottom marking the ground  
Note on foul biting:scattered sungle pits across plate  
Print note:pattern/texture visible in print tone below and right of figures, which may be the result of the composition of the ink or some substance/dirt on the surface of the plate.  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):'Nathaniel Sparks / imp.' in pencil on verso.  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.