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The Cock and the Pump

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46914
State: 1/1

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca 1829 - d. 1891); probably sold at Sotheby's, London, 3 March 1892 (lot 326), bought by Dunthorne, £5.10.0. Obach & Co., London, sold 1907 to H. Wunderlich & Co. (stock no. a44450, £54.5.9, priced for sale at $450). Henry Harper Benedict (1844-1935), New York; probably sold through a dealer to a New York collector., 1919. Bought by the University of Glasgow at auction, Morrison, McChlery & Co., Glasgow, 24 April 1970.  


Paper size:222 x 140 mm  
Plate mark size:217 x 140 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:inlaid  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:uneven, more pronounced in the foreground and on the left side, also at the top right corner  
Note on foul biting:pitting, particularly around figures; slight foul biting in upper right corner  
Print note:wipe marks evident particularly left side and 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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:27 mm from left; tab 5 x 11 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HHB' verso, black stamp (H. H. Benedict, Lugt 2936). verso, pencil: 'HHB' (script); 'J. H. Hutchinson' within circle blind stamp recto (related to Lugt 2921).  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 44450'; 'c.6533'; '6', on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.204 / only state / Cock and Pump' on verso; 'nsx' (=$450) on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.