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Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Accession no: WAG 1586
State: 3/5

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 654  


Paper size:125 x 152 mm  
Plate mark size:101 x 127 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.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light overall print tone with the exception of areas of more concentrated tone at the lower left, sky and water.  
Note on foul biting:There is very minor pitting.  
Print note:Retroussage is used in the foreground posts and boats to give further definition and richness of effect. There is a mottled effect from wiping at the left; there are also white smudges where ink has been wiped away. There is stippling in the sky.  


Whistler's sign on plate:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'[D]ELIGHT / 1861' on barge  
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:'2875N', 'IN 1586' on recto, at lower edge.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.