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Thames Police

Boston Public Library
Accession no: W.314
State: 2/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:H. Wunderlich & Co., New York (stock no. a 5095). Arthur H. Hahlo, New York, 11 April 1919 'ACE'; July 1919 'AEJ'; acquired by Boston Public Library, MA, 1919.  


Paper size:266 x 370 mm  
Plate mark size:150 x 225 mm  
Note on size:broad margin  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc): laid  
Note on the paper:'modern', yellowy - from blank album?  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:clean wiped  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:  


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:'BPL' bird stamp (Boston Public Library, Lugt 2820); (A. H. Wiggin, Lugt 2820a)  
Dealers' stock nos:'a 5095'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W42 (5) 150 ox'; 'W.42 First state, before the Drypoint work in the sky ([…] Thames Police')  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.