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The Fishing Boat

Private collection
Accession no: -
State: 1/6

Collection credit:Image courtesy of Sotheby's, New York, 2012.  
Image credit:Photo Whistler Etchings Project  
Provenance:Listed by E. G. Kennedy, no owner given, 1910. Sold at auction, Sotheby's, New York, 22 January 2006 (lot 181) ; bought by the present owner.  


Paper size:168 x 235 mm  
Plate mark size:154 x 231 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, particularly in the foreground  
Note on foul biting:dots of foul biting at right  
Print note:Signs of scraping, burnishing, at left.  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:pencil butterfly of 1879/1880  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project, owner's records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.