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Eagle Wharf

British Museum
Accession no: 1929-12-14-3
State: 1/1

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Arthur Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), London; bequeathed to the British Museum, London, 1929.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49933  


Paper size:167 x 243 mm  
Plate mark size:137 x 215 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
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:light flecks and dots  
Print note:Faint criss-cross-hatching all over the sky. The right corner (mast and spar) have been largely blanked out, and do not print much. There is an odd line in the centre, possibly above the pier or beyond it where there is a diagonal pole; there is a diagonal line crossing it that does not seem to be in anything else.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards: 'TYZAC, WHITELEY & Co.', 'W. BROWN / SAIL Maker / SHIPOWNER', 'EAGLE / WHARF'  
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: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.