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Landscape with Horses

British Museum
Accession no: 1872-07-13-381
State: 1/2

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Bought from 'Mr Thomas' - probably Edmund Thomas (1842-1883) - by the British Museum, London, 13 July 1872.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49825  


Paper size:183 x 251 mm  
Plate mark size:125 x 199 mm  
Note on size:.  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Lightly flecked with light brown fibres. A close examination of the paper was prevented as the etching has been attached to the mount.  
Watermarks:Not visible from recto.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:The print tone is uneven. It is used selectively in the foreground to suggest the undulations of the meadow. There is a mottled effect at the lower right.  
Note on foul biting:There is foul biting around the edges and a lot of pitting in the sky and immediate foreground. There are half-oval-shaped foul biting marks in the foreground.  
Print note:There are diagonal wipe marks evident at the lower left. The figure in the foreground is etched particularly deeply.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:none on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:none on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:none on recto  
Dealers' stock nos:none on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:none on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.