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Black Lion Wharf

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Accession no: BdeH. 23174

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Jan Veth collection, 1871. Bought from J. H. de Bois (b. 1878-fl. 1917), Haarlem, 22 Febuary 1938, ('z.o.z.Bijs.)' for 85 guilders; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam  


Paper size:192 x 264 mm  
Plate mark size:159 x 223 mm  
Note on size: torn edge at left and bottom, possibly from a book  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Fine laid paper, darkened within the mount, with a slight glow complementing the print.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light tone, slightly speckly effect throughout, particularly at the right side  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:Warm black.  


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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:'71332'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'BLACK LION warf' [sic] on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.