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Thames Warehouses

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: E.796-1936
State: 4b/5

Collection credit:Given in memory of Alexander Allan Paton, C.B., by his sister, Mary Paton.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Given by Miss Mary Paton to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1 October 1936.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1B  


Paper size:132 x 240 mm  
Plate mark size:76 x 202 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:dark ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:light weight paper, slightly darkened within the mount, possibly from a ledger.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light tone, more at the left  
Note on foul biting:a little, with extensive, dark, texturing on the foreground boat; there is an area of graininess around the inscription.  
Print note:a good impression, K0380109 is very like K0380229, less like K0380104, which has more scratches at the bottom left, and more foul biting at the bottom right corner and top left corner; printed with a slight sheen or gloss over the image.  


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:  
Collector's mark:'VAM' stamp on verso  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.