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The Lime-Burner

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 1782

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:W 649  


Paper size:277 x 202 mm  
Plate mark size:253 x 177 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:part of elaborate shield, unidentified, showing through from verso  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light print tone that is slightly darker at the upper edges.  
Note on foul biting:There is pitting and fine granular tone used throughout to add texture. There are some scrim marks, e.g. at the left edge.  
Print note:Retroussage is used to create deep inky effects in the framing bricks and timber.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859 -'  
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:'2875S', 'IN 1782' on recto, at lower edge.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.