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Thames Police

British Museum
Accession no: 1868-07-11-5
State: 2/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:Photo © Trustees of the British Museum  
Provenance:Acquired by the British Museum, London, 1868.  
Additional acq. no:PRN: PPA49986  


Paper size:204 x 285 mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove  
Note on the paper:  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:residual tone, particularly at the bottom corners, but the bottom right corner is almost bare, as if the ink was accidentally lifted by a finger.  
Note on foul biting:scattered flecks and texture at bottom left, and a little at the edges  
Print note:There is the start of drypoint shading around the chimneys.  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859 -'  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'7-', '3/' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.