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Thames Warehouses

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Accession no: 562'04
State: 4b/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:One of 15 etchings purchased and presented by the Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, Birmingham, June 1904.  


Paper size:80 x 207 mm  
Plate mark size:77 x 204 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:light/medium weight  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:There is a light overall print tone that is slightly more pronounced at the edges.  
Note on foul biting:Granular etched tone is used around the boats and buildings. There is also general pitting throughout.  
Print note:There are areas of stopping out varnish evident, bounding areas of controlled pitting.  


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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'232' on verso, at centre lower edge  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W35 / K381 Thames Warehouses' on verso, at centre.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.