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British Museum
Accession no: 1973-09-15-13
State: 3/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired from Whistler by W. C. Alexander; passed by family descent to his daughter, Rachel Alexander; sold by her executors with 19 other etchings for a total of £3165.0.0 to the British Museum, London, 1973 (Report of Gere, Keeper of the Print Room, 17 17 August 1973, Trustees Reports).  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49884  


Paper size:271 x 367 mm  
Plate mark size:128 x 202 mm  
Note on size:Fragment at bottom right is 112 mm high within the 367 total height  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory on off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine appliqué on laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:The support has partial watermark 'HUDELIS T', according to BM (see 1973-09-15-15)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone  
Note on foul biting:texture, regular texture and foul biting  
Print note:A clear cut impression with obvious foul biting.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler 1859'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'...UR MAC…' above the bow window at top right; 'CURTIS GIN' ('N' reversed) on the signboard in the background.  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:'Whistler - ' in pen on fragment of paper inserted at lower right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'1st state.' as above  
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:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.