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Little Drawbridge, Amsterdam

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49902
State: 2/2

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Printed by Nathaniel Sparks at the request of Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip after Whistler's death; bequeathed by Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:215/212 x 166 mm  
Plate mark size:175 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:Arms of Amsterdam, lower part (variant not in Chicago catalogue)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:plate tone; darker at the bottom (wiped vertically) and at top right  
Note on foul biting:area of granular tone at bottom right, limited at bottom by a clearly defined 'tifal wave' line but fading at top  
Print note:some of the drypoint lines are worn; some of the cross-hatched lines in canal between bridge pillars have broken down  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):'Nathaniel Sparks / Imp.' on verso in pencil.  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2' on recto above platemark; 'The 2nd proof of an issue of 3 prints taken / from the original plate with my authority. / Rosalind Birnie Philip.' on recto below platemark.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.