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Doorway, Sandwich

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 54907
State: 2/3

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903. [?]  


Paper size:98 x 133 mm  
Plate mark size:95 x 133 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, 'antique' laid paper, with minor brown flecks  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light uneven print tone that is slightly more pronounced in the foreground and at the edges.  
Note on foul biting:There are single pits throughout.  
Print note:The ink is a warm black in tone. There is very minor reticulation of ink at the lower left. There are light wipe marks in the foreground and a slightly mottled effect from wiping.  


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:3 x 9 mm, 98 mm from left; pencil butterfly 1887/9  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K.307 Doorway. Sandwich / (und I-II)' on verso, at centre.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.