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Newspaper-Stall, Rue de Seine

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46650
State: 1/2

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Gift, 1935  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; given by her to the University of Glasgow, 1935.  


Paper size:86 x 200 mm  
Plate mark size:81 x 200 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:left fragment of Pro Patria  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light even residual tone; only slightly darker at the top right; and at the plate mark  
Note on foul biting:fine scattered pitting across figures; single pits here and there  
Print note:Under a microscope, the very few areas of finest shading (in the open doorway at left) appear to be etched; so this is an etching rather than etching and drypoint  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboard top centre: '[H]OTEL / [D]E / [RO]ME / […]EMENTS ? / HAM[…] / […]MEUBLE[…]'; on magazines in window: '[??]LPRI', '[?]ABU[?]', 'GIL BLAS'  
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:tab 161 mm from left, 4 x 7 mm, pencil butterfly of 1889/1890s  


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.