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Thames Warehouses

British Museum
Accession no: 1874.06.13.533
State: 4c/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired by the British Museum, London, 1874.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49835  


Paper size:95 x 220 mm  
Plate mark size:75 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove (sight)  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very little tone - appears to have been wiped particularly clean at right  
Note on foul biting:very light texturing, particularly on the water at right and round the boat  
Print note:There is a definitive area of shadow like mezzo (salt?) in the reflection of the boat and it has been scraped or cleaned on the top [stroke} of the boat and on one ripple line in the water  


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: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.