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Black Lion Wharf

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Accession no: 34015
State: 2/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Whistler, given to James Traer (c.1834-1867). Acquired by the Hamburger Kunsthalle.  


Paper size:262 x 337 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 225 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'HUDELIST'? (only upperpart of capital letters visible)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:even plate tone  
Note on foul biting:clusters of pitting along lower margin, across figures at far right, across boat and to left above boat  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards : 'HOARES WHARF', 'DOWNES', 'OLD SHIPPING CLIPPERS / TO LET EVERY DAY / GLASGOW INVERNES[S] / GRANGEMOUTH PETERH[E]A[D]', 'St. ANDREWS', 'BLAC[K] LION W[HA]RF' (the first 'N' in 'INVERNESS' is reversed)  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:see inscription  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:'To Traer from Whistler'  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:-  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:verso centre stamp in brown ink: seal of Hamburg with text 'KUNSTHALLE ZU HAMBURG' (Lugt 1233)  
Dealers' stock nos:verso lower centre: '7002'  
Misc inscriptions by others:  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.