Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page


The Little Terrace, Luxembourg Gardens, No. 2

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 49910
State: 1/1

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:130 x 175 mm  
Plate mark size:128 x 175 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'antique' laid paper.  
Watermarks:fragment of Pro Patria  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light, fairly even  
Note on foul biting:There is very heavy yet fine pitting throughout.  
Print note:There are areas at the lower right and upper right where it looks like stopping out varnish has been applied; there is a liquid-like fluidity bounding the areas where there is less pitting.  


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:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:3 x 8 mm, 42 mm from left; pencil  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K426 Terrace Luxembourg Gardens (No [superscript 'o'] 2)' on verso, within platemark,  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.