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Thames Police

Detroit Institute of Arts
Accession no: 45.408

Collection credit:Bequest of Hal H. Smith.  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Bequeathed by Hal G. Smith to the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, 1945.  


Paper size:176 x 252 mm  
Plate mark size:150 x 227 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:Beehive watermark, with 'DED[B]' (De Erven de Blauw) enclosed in scrollwork (digital photo)  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:very little  
Note on foul biting:foul biting at lower left corner; slight pitting in sky  
Print note:burnishing evident in lower left corner  


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:no  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.