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Black Lion Wharf

Yale University Art Gallery
Accession no: 1933.165
State: 2/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Edwin M. Herr Memorial Collection, given by Mrs Herr in memory of her husband, to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1933.  


Paper size:235 x 350 mm  
Plate mark size:150 x 225 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:heavy weight  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:light  
Note on foul biting:  
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:  
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:'EHM' cirxcular stamp on verso ('E.M.Henn' Lugt 872b  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 35618' on verso  
Misc inscriptions by others:'88' old pagination in ink at top right on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.