Black Lion Wharf
|Size:||153 x 229 mm|
|Signed:||'Whistler' at lower right|
|Inscribed:||'1859.' at lower right|
|Set/Publication:||'Thames Set', 1871|
|No. of States:||4|
|Catalogues:||K.42; M.41; T.35; W.40|
|Impressions taken from this plate (104)|
Four states are known before cancellation.
Signed 'Whistler, 1859.' at lower right.
The composition is complete.
The furled sail, partly indicated on the barge at the right, is white; the entrance to the warehouses further to the right is not shaded; at left are the faint outlines of a third barge, beyond the two barges in the foreground.
The sail on the barge at the right is shaded; the entrance to the warehouses further to the right is shaded; the barge at left behind the two barges in the foreground has been removed (though traces remain); the shadow in the upper centre, just to left of a chimney, is darkened, as is the shadow above the signboard for 'St. ANDREWS.'; there is a slightly curved vertical scratch down from the bollard to right of the seated man in the foreground.
A conspicuous triangular black mark near the lower left corner has been partly removed; the vertical scratch from the bollard to right of the seated man has been partly removed; spots of foul biting appear at lower right of the bollard, in the water behind the foreground barges at the left, and elsewhere; the faint drypoint lines of clouds in the sky at upper left have been removed or faded.
The triangular black mark near the lower left corner has been removed; the spot of foul biting below the bollard has been stopped out; the foul biting in the water varies in visibility according to inking.
Published in the 'Thames Set' in this state.