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British Museum
Accession no: 1863-10-17-172
State: 4/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Purchased from Whistler by the British Museum, London, 1863.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49882  


Paper size:230 x 315 mm  
Plate mark size:126 x 202 mm  
Other size:244 x 322 extra pmk mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory on off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine collé on wove  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Light grey overall tone.  
Note on foul biting:Texture and foul biting, very grainy.  
Print note:  


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:'W -' in light red crayon on recto below the platemark at right  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'2nd state -' in light red crayon on recto below the platemark at right  
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.