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Black Lion Wharf

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 19793
State: 2/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Sold 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:152 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
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:very light plate tone, plus pronounced black mark at plate edges.  
Note on foul biting:Fine pitting near the bottom, at left and right edges (in lower half of the plate); in the water behind the figure; dark pear-shaped patch of foul biting at bottom left.  
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: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: '19793' in brown ink at bottom edge of platemark in centre, partially removed  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.