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An Artist Sketching

British Museum
Accession no: 1916-12-16-1
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Dennis Paul, Leicester; presented to the British Museum, London, 1916.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49478  


Paper size:167 x 117 mm  
Plate mark size:155 x 107 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 mount so unable to examine for watermark  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:  
Note on foul biting:Foul biting particularly towards edges; imprint of scrim, particularly at upper left, also several in lower section.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:see inscriptions  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'Treize Eaux ['E' reversed] Fortes ['s' reversed, 'F' looks more like 'T'] d'apres ['d' reversed] Nature / par / James ['s' reversed] Whistler. ['s' reversed] / à Mon viel Ami Seymour Haden'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue St. [superscript 't'] Jacques. 171. / Paris. Nov. 1858'  
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:  
Collector's mark:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.