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Auguste Delâtre, Printer

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 50277

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Gift, 1935  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Published in a cancelled set of etchings by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879; bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; given by her to the University of Glasgow, 1935.  


Paper size:84 x 56 mm  
Plate mark size:84 x 56 mm  
Note on size:Trimmed unevenly.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Impossible to tell the original colour of the paper as it is very soiled. laid down on the envelope containing the copper plate so impossible to examine paper fully.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is even, overall dark tone (possibly from soiling).  
Note on foul biting:There is minor foul biting.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'J. Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Homage / à Mme Delatre.'  
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):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W.21' on recto, at lower right.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.