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The Pool

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 676
State: 6/6

Collection credit:Bequeathed by James Smith (of Blundellsands)  
Image credit:  
Provenance:James Smith (1831-1923), Blundellsands; bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1923.  
Additional acq. no:BW 647  


Paper size:163 x 239 mm  
Plate mark size:139 x 216 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Stuck down on a backing sheet.  
Watermarks:Unable to examine properly.  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a little print tone; it is more pronounced in the sky at the upper left.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting throughout and fine dense pitting in sky and water. There is a particularly dense area of pitting at the lower left corner, bounded by a line at the lower edge, probably acid proof varnish from the verso.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. / 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards, 'COOPER', 'ST [reversed 'S', superscript 'T'] GEORGE'S WF [superscript and underlined 'F']', 'NEW CRANE / TO LET'; on boat, 'JANE No. [superscript 'o'] 6'  
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:Unable to examine verso as stuck down on secondary support.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'2875A', 'IN 676' on recto, at lower edge.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.