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Black Lion Wharf

Yale Center for British Art
Accession no: B2003.20

Collection credit:Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Janet and James Sale, Yale College 1960.  
Image credit:Photo © Yale Center for British Art  
Provenance:Given by Janet and James Sale (Yale College, 1960) to the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2003.  


Paper size:230 x 351 mm  
Plate mark size:165 x 254 mm  
Other size:165 x 254 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):japan  
Note on the paper:  
Medium:reproduction of etching  
Ink colour:dark brown  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:The etching reproduction is bounded with a black line; a small two masted schooner is printed in the bottom left margin.  


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:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.