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British Museum
Accession no: 1863-10-17-171
State: 3/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Purchased from Whistler by the British Museum, London, 1863.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49881  


Paper size:230 x 314 mm  
Plate mark size:127 x 202 mm  
Other size:244 x 322 platemark mm  
Note on size:It has two platemarks  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory on white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine appliqué on laid  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:A lot of regular scrim type texture and foul biting particularly at the bottom right; soft texture built up; a black edge at right.  
Print note:There is texture, burnishing and general greyness in the sky; it all looks rather grainy.  


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:'1st state' in light red crayon  
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.