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Black Lion Wharf

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 24767.3
State: 4/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:No. 1 in 'A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames' bought from Ellis & Green, London, by South Kensington Museum, 26 May 1871 for £12.12.0 for the set.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1B  


Paper size:178 x 253 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:probably Beehive DEDB (details not identifiable from recto)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very slight residual tone, mostly at the right side and edges.  
Note on foul biting:Fine pitting along left and right edges, some at bottom, looser pitting in water.  
Print note:Sharp but thinner printing of line  


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:  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark: 'VAML', crowned, in circle, blindstamp at bottom centre below platemark  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.