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The Doorway

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46812
State: 14/20

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Birnie Philip Bequest, 1958  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Whistler to his executrix, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip, 1903; bequeathed by her to the University of Glasgow, 1958.  


Paper size:295/293 x 203 mm  
Plate mark size:295 x 203 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japanese  
Note on the paper:inlaid; paper been treated.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:in the left half, in the right window (applied with a dabber), and in the water; varied use of tone in water: ink wiped vertically in water zone, representing reflections and shadows  
Note on foul biting:granular tone used in arches; pitting on right margin (centre)  
Print note:roulette wheel lines running in different directions in top half of water; four strips of surface ink reticulation bottom right  


Whistler's sign on plate:butterfly  
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:37 mm from left margin; 7 x 19 mm  


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.