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Quai de Montebello

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49905
State: 2/3

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:151 x 228 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 228 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:There are strongly defined horizontal laid lines.  
Watermarks:crowned 'GR' (see Chicago, 1998, nos 84-95).  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is light, although it is darker towards the edges.  
Note on foul biting:There is slight foul biting at the upper left corner. There is pitting throughout.  
Print note:There is slight reticulation of ink at the left edge and lower left corner. There is a mottled effect from inking particularly noticeable at the right and lower edges.  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:shop sign: 'EQICR [superscript 'QICR'] DE COMPAS', lower left, mirrored script: 'Quai de Montebello'. On recto, at lower left corner: 'Quai de Montebello' (back-to-front).  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:On verso, at lower right corner, in pencil: butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st [superscript 'st'] state' on verso, at lower right corner  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab: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.