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Old Westminster Bridge

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 24767.4
State: 2/4

Collection credit:/  
Image credit:Photo ¬©Victoria and Albert Museum, London  
Provenance:No. 4 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:75 x 202 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:yes  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Tab?:no  
Watermarks:?  
Medium:etching  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even light plate tone  
Note on foul biting:on stern of boat far left; fine loose pitting around two horsemen at left  
Print note:details far left heavily inked - retroussage?  

 

Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859' ('t' not crossed)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:see signature  
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  
ID:K0390239  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.