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The Steps, Gray's Inn

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 54906
State: 1 (posthumous)/1

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:© The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Printed by Nathaniel Sparks for Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:120 x 229 mm  
Plate mark size:66 x 178 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, 'antique' laid paper, formerly ledger paper with a brown printed ruled line across the width of the paper, above the platemark; the print is not quite parallel with it.  
Watermarks:Arms of Amsterdam (partial)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:A little 'scuff' effect below the children. Minor foul biting in upper left corner and individual pits throughout.  
Print note:  


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 -' at centre on verso in pencil.  
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.