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Thames Police

Museum of London
Accession no: 64.6/5
State: 5c/6

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Purchased by the Museum of London, 1964.  


Paper size:236 x 364/372 mm  
Plate mark size:150 x 226 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):laid  
Note on the paper:  
Watermarks:'KE' partial  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:residual tone overall, adding a little warmth  
Note on foul biting:at the edges; a rather bare triangular section at bottom left; some dots and flecks  
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:'c. 32112'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'CT'. '5' encircled. on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.