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Thames Police

Hunterian Art Gallery
Accession no: 46735
State: 5c/6

Collection credit:The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Image credit:Photo © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  
Provenance:Alfred Beurdeley (1847-1919), Paris; Beurdeley sale, 19-20 May 1920. Dr J. A McCallum (1862-1948); given to the University of Glasgow, 1939.  


Paper size:200 x 325 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Very fine laid pattern; modern; deckle edged down left side, unevenly cut along bottom.  
Medium:etching (and drypoint in sky?)  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very slight overall tone  
Note on foul biting:Slight pitting in the sky, concentrated along the upper edge, lower edge and corners.  
Print note:A good impression.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859.' [check]  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards: 'THAMES POLICE.' ; 'WAPPING WHARF / YORKSHIRE BOTTLE COMPANY'  
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:'AB' oval stamp (Alfred Beurdeley, Lugt 421), stamp, black ink.  
Dealers' stock nos:'3031' lower right margin  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Y'; 'Thames Police' lower left margin; upper left corner, margin, 'III', '11 7/8 x 13 3/4', lower right margin; further marks on left edge rubbed out.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.