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The Church - Brussels (Adoration)

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46633
State: 1/4

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Gift, 1935  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; given by her to the University of Glasgow, 1935.  


Paper size:130 x 177 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 177 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:residual tone, darker along edges, in the lower half wiped diagonally (on the left) and horizontally (on the right)  
Note on foul biting:some pitting, mostly in centre half-right  
Print note:The ink is almost black. There is a diagonal scratch 40mm long in the centre.  


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:butterfly on verso in pencil  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st state' verso bottom right  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:36 from left margin, tab 3 x 8 mm; pencil butterfly on tab  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.