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Thames Warehouses

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 24767.13
State: 4c/5

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:No. 13 in 'A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames' bought from Ellis & Green, London, by South Kensington Museum, 26 May 1871 for £12.12.0 for the set.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1B  


Paper size:n/a mm  
Plate mark size:77 x 203 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light even residual tone  
Note on foul biting:granular tone around signature lower right.  
Print note:The area around and on the boat in foreground has probably been treated either with a fabric in soft ground, or with a fabric taking off hard ground, resulting in a fine fabric texture effect. White lines were then burnished out here. 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.  


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:not on recto  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:not on recto  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):not on recto  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:  
Dealers' stock nos:  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.