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Eagle Wharf

British Museum
Accession no: 1973-09-15-14
State: 1/1

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 August 1973, Trustees' Reports).  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49928  


Paper size:238 x 335 mm  
Plate mark size:137 x 214 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:pale grey  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:fibrous, oatmeally texture  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:very small flecks overall and at the bottom, particularly at the corners  
Print note:The paper provides a texture that makes it less flat in appearance; there are a few scratches.  


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:'Whistler - ' in pen (see below)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'Early proof - 1st state' (st raised) in pen  
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.