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Thames Warehouses

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Accession no: 1943.3.8422
State: 3/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  
Provenance:Henry Harper Benedict (b. 1844), New York. Bought by Lessing Julius Rosenwald (1891-1971), Philadelphia; given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1943.  
Additional acq. no:B-100484  


Paper size:  
Plate mark size:  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:same watermark as Greenwich Pensioner (NGA 1987.41.63)  
Watermarks:partial, possibly Strasbourg Lily  
Ink colour:  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:the patch of droplets to the right of the boat wirh the standing figure and and the scraping marks at the lower left and right are less pronounced than on Kennedy first state illustration  
Print note:This impression is later than the first state impression reproduced by Kennedy; the background lines print fairly clearly, but the three slanting lines in the water have almost disappeared; there is a U-shaped scratch on the lower right corner that appears, faintly, in Kennedy's second state reproduction.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859.' and, on buildings, 'FREDK [superscript 'K'] VINK & Co [superscript 'o'] / ROPE & SAIL MAKERS', 'SMITH & SON. / HERMITAGE COAL WHARF', 'HO[A]RES WHARF'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
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:This is not a 'trial proof'  
Collector's mark:'HHB' stamp (Lugt 2936); 'LJR' stamp (L.J. Rosenwald, Lugt 1760b)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 49426' at lower left on verso; 'NK 32554' at lower left on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Trial proof' at lower left on the recto; 'W.35' at lower left on the recto; other illegible inscriptions on the verso; 'rx' at lower right on the verso.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.