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J. Becquet, Sculptor

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 1584
State: 5/6

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 648  


Paper size:280 x 217 mm  
Plate mark size:256 x 192 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 light print tone that is slightly darker in the upper corners.  
Note on foul biting:However, there are marks from where the plate is damaged.  
Print note:There is a slightly mottled effect from inking. There is an etched design underneath (landscape format as opposed to portrait) of a boating scene with harpoons etc may possibly be by another artist - the delineation of the clouds is quite different from Whistler's.  


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: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:'2875L', 'IN 1584' on recto, at lower edge.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.