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The Fishing Boat

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Accession no: 91.566
State: 6/6

Collection credit:Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Dr and Mrs Helmut Wakeham  
Image credit:Photo Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York; probably sold through A. A. Hahlo & Co., New York, to Harris G. Whittemore (d. Ca 1937), Naugatuck, CT, 1919. Gift of Dr and Mrs Helmut Wakeham to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1991.  


Paper size:165 x 232 mm  
Plate mark size:155 x 232 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:brown  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):  
Note on the paper:darkened  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, concealed by browning of paper  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:warm black, looks brown on this paper, soft shading on the awning  


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:butterfly 'imp.'  
Note on the tab:butterfly of 1886  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:'HM' (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342); 'HW' (H. G. Whittemore, Lugt suppl. 1384a) both stamps on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.