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The Palaces

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46606
State: 6/6

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:257 x 361 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 360 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:buff  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:inlaid  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:yes, uneven, darker towards the edges  
Note on foul biting:pitting across the image, very fine pitting around the buildings, coarser elsewhere; granular etched tone, giving emphasis and shading to the roofs, sky and water; there is some fine cracking, (like dried mud!) which adds a subtle texture to an area in the centre.  
Print note:wiping marks evident on left and right sides  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
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:269 mm from left; tab 3 x 10 mm; pencil butterfly from 1889/1890s.  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'RBP' in form of trefoil in circle (Rosalind Birnie Philip, variation on Lugt 405) on verso.  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:circular mark (irregular, not quite circle) at lower right on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.