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Black Lion Wharf

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession no: 67.630.59
State: 4/4

Collection credit:Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1967  
Image credit:Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Provenance:Howard Mansfield (1849-1938), New York. Bequeathed by Susan Dwight Bliss (1822-1966), to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  


Paper size:290 x 424 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 229 mm  
Note on size:1/4 folded over, at left ie 424  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:slightly browned, it could be Asian  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very light  
Note on foul biting:flecks and scraping visible left in river  
Print note:A fine, strong impression.  


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:'HM' stamp on verso (H. Mansfield, Lugt 1342)  
Dealers' stock nos:'26686' on recto  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.