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Battersea Reach

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 50012

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Published in a set of 57 cancelled plates by the Fine Art Society, London, 1879. Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (ca 1840 - d.1892); Thibaudeau sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1889 (lot 787 or 789), sold to Robert Dunthorne, London, for £0.6.0; acquired by Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip in exchange transaction; bequeathed to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  

 

Paper size:248 x 325 mm  
Plate mark size:132 x 206 mm  
Note on size:The binding presents problems in measuring the height of the paper.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:medium weight  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:Strasbourg Lily 'VGZ' (partial, lower section - see Chicago 292). However, the front page of the volume, is watermarked: 'MICHALLET'  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is light and fairly even.  
Note on foul biting:There is minor pitting.  
Print note:  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1863.-' ('l' crossed, 't' uncrossed)  
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: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:A note on a loose sheet at the front of the volume reads: 'Impressions of 57 cancelled plates published by the Fine Art Society in 1879. A number of these plates were returned to me after the artist's death by Robert Dunthorne of Vigo Street, London in exchange for a number of lithographic proofs. / This volume was also purchased by me from him. / R. Birnie Philip'. Inscribed on the binding of the volume is 'WHISTLER'S ETCHINGS'. In front of volume, : 'R D Dunthorne', 'SN 434 49 - 789'  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  
ID:K0900202  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.