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Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46955
State: 3/3

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Gift, 1935  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Presented by Whistler to Queen Victoria, June 1887; Royal Collection, Windsor; sold by King Edward VII to Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, 1906; purchased from Obach and Co. by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 11 April 1906; sold to Rosalind Birnie Philip, London, 3 May 1906 (payment received 20 June 1906); given to the University of Glasgow, 1935.  


Paper size:85 x 177 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 177 mm  
Note on size:secondary support 413 x 475 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight, 'antique' laid paper, flecked with brown fibres. It is mounted on ivory, gilt-edged card, impressed 'J WHATMAN'.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is more prominent in the foreground and light elsewhere.  
Note on foul biting:There is light pitting throughout.  
Print note:There are slight diagonal wipe marks evident in the foreground and drypoint lines in the rigging and sky.  


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:4 x 12 mm; 31 mm from left; pencil inscription  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'VR' crowned, oval stamp in gold on verso at lower left (Royal Library, Windsor, Lugt 2535).  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'133' on verso, at lower left; '(undescribed II)' on secondary support, recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.