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Dipping the Flag

Impression: Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Art Gallery
Number: 308
Date: 1887
Medium: etching and drypoint
Size: 82 x 178 mm
Signed: butterfly at lower left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 4
Known impressions: 10
Catalogues: K.325; M.319; W.242
Impressions taken from this plate  (10)
Etching: PK325_01
The copper plate for Dipping the Flag is similar in size to Savoy Scaffolding 317, St James's Place, Houndsditch 255 and St James's Place, Houndsditch 255, all of which date from 1887.
The plate remained in Whistler's possession and was bequeathed to Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), who gave it to the University of Glasgow in 1935. It was cancelled posthumously with a diagonal line at left.