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The Embroidered Curtain

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46999
State: 2/10

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:240 x 160 mm  
Plate mark size:238 x 160 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:brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:residual tone along the edges; upper two thirds wiped clean; from the quay to bottom, light, even tone; some tone along the platemark edges  
Note on foul biting:light scattered pitting around two groups of figures left and right  
Print note:drypoint shading in details of the façade (e.g. window panes)  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'WATER / te / VUUR' on signboard  
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:27 mm from left; tab 2 x 10 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.