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Sunflowers, Marché St Germain, Paris

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49908
State: 2/1

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:254 x 321 mm  
Plate mark size:219 x 280 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Asian laid  
Note on the paper:The paper colour is almost buff; it has prominent horizontal laid lines  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The plate tone is slightly darker towards the edges. There is a mottled effect to the printing in the centre.  
Note on foul biting:There is minor pitting throughout.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'801' or 'BOIS…' [?]; right: 'ATELIER [?]'; middle: '[?]SON / & SON / [?]STRIS' ?; left: 'SCANT[?]'  
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 / [device] / Imp -' at centre on verso in pencil.  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2' on recto, at lower right, below platemark; 'K.422. Sunflowers: Rue des Beaux Arts' on recto, at lower left by Harold Wright  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.