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Cameo, No. 2

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46975
State: 1/1

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:184 x 158/160 mm  
Plate mark size:176 x 127 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'IV' countermark (partial)  
Medium:etching and crayon  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:Crayon used for grey background, darker over etched vertical lines above model's back; much lighter left of figures; a lightly drawn area under slanting vertical lines right of model's legs  
Print tone:light even residual tone  
Note on foul biting:fine pitting, mainly in clusters around the figures  
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:'N° 3 / 2' possibly by Whistler in crayon on recto at bottom left  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'108', turned 90° clockwise verso bottom right in ink  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.