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Thames Police

Scottish National Gallery , Edinburgh
Accession no: ENGLISH 856
State: 2/6

Collection credit:Scottish National Gallery  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Presented by Thomas Barclay to the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1911.  
Additional acq. no:P. 124  


Paper size:365 x 267 mm  
Plate mark size:151 x 224 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:Off-white  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:Browned within mount, heavy weight paper  
Ink colour:Black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:Very light overall tone  
Note on foul biting:A little foul biting at the bottom left corner  
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:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'Wapping Wharf. K 44II P124' on verso  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.