Home > The Catalogue > Impression

Return to previous page



Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 19787
State: 3/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London  
Provenance:Sold as 'Curtis Gin' by Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London, to South Kensington Museum with 15 other etchings including seven from the 'Thames Set' on 1 January 1861 for £10.10.10 for all 16 etchings.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1B  


Paper size:n/a mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 201 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove?  
Note on the paper:n/a  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone.  
Note on foul biting:extensive, particularly at bottom right; flecks overall, and textured areas particularly on the houses, grainy effect in the sky.  
Print note:a strong and rich impression.  


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: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:crowned 'NAL' stamp in black ink in lower right corner within platemark on recto (V&A, Lugt 1957)  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.