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Dipping the Flag

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46958
State: 4/4

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, 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:83 x 177 mm  
Plate mark size:80 x 177 mm  
Note on size:secondary support 414 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 unevenly cut. It is mounted on ivory, gilt-edged heavy weight card, impressed 'J WHATMAN'.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light print tone  
Note on foul biting:There is very minor pitting.  
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:'o' and crown on verso, at lower right  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:3 x 10 mm; 42 mm from left.  


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:On secondary support, recto, at lower left,: '5', 'K.325 (Undescribed II. with faint = [three horizontal lines drawn] lines above central ships)'; on verso, at upper left,: '135.'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.