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Thames Police

Victoria and Albert Museum
Accession no: 19791
State: 2/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Sold by Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London, to South Kensington Museum with 15 other etchings including seven Thames etchings on 1 January 1861 for £10.10.10 for all 16 etchings.  
Additional acq. no:EE.1B  


Paper size:n/a mm  
Plate mark size:152 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
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:light overall tone, more at the bottom  
Note on foul biting:a little at the bottom and edges; general texturing of tiny dots and flecks particularly at the bottom left corner  
Print note:There is a diagonal scratch to the right hand mast  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler. 1859 -'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:on signboards: 'THAMES POLICE.' ; 'WAPPING WHARF. / YOR[KSHI]RE BOTTLE COMPAN[Y]'  
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:n/a  
Dealers' stock nos:n/a  
Misc inscriptions by others:n/a  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.