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Thames Warehouses

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1896.17

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Bought from Frederick Keppel & Co. by Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, January 1896; bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  

 

Paper size:85 x 212 mm  
Plate mark size:76 x 203 mm  
Note on size:with small margins  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:'modern' laid (post 1800), even distribution, little debris, horizontal chain lines  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:none  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:less prominent than on earlier impressions  
Print note:Cancellation lines are only drypoint lines; in this impression (showing wear to plate and lightly inked), regular dot pattern that resembles softground on docked barge do extend downward onto foreground boat.  

 

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:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W35 K38 Gr37 M37' and 'Thames Warehouses' and 'E' on verso (in hand of Freer staff member as writing matches accession number inscription).  

 

Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  
ID:K0380301  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.